Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.
When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.
Don't move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.
All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit
is to stop seeking something more or better or different,
and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Meditation provides a way of learning how to let go. As we sit, the self we've been trying to construct and make into a nice, neat package continues to unravel.
Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.
At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.
You are only as young as your spine is flexible.
Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.
Giving to others is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
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