a book that inspires. Enjoy!
_If you're looking for happiness, make sure you're looking within. Happiness is not located in your new car, that bigger home, nor the European vacation. Happiness is in you.
_Your thoughts, attitudes and intentions will dictate your life experience. It's the same as saying, "As one thinks, so one becomes."
_Can you let go of your attachments? Can you accept that you are brunette and not blonde, brown-eyed and not blue, short and not tall? Does it really matter? Forget about how your body looks. Ask instead: How do I feel?
_When you think of yoga, you may think only about postures. Yoga is more than that. It is about the philosophy, the chanting, the meditation. Real yoga involves the mind-body-spirit connection and a devotion to the mystery of existence.
_Pay attention. Life will keep reminding you of who you really are and what you're here to do.
_I am no shape, no size, no color. I am simply me. I exist.
_Happiness occurs in the present moment.
_Breaking an addiction (no matter what kind of compulsion) requires three things: self-examination; self-forgiveness; and letting go.
_Who is your true soul mate? You are. How do you mate with yourself? Through yoga.
_Make inner peace your first priority.
_I am not my past or future. I am now, this moment, as it is right now.
_Yoga practice can focus the mind, open the heart, and reveal inner peace.
_If you engage negativity, you empower and strengthen it. Disarm it with love, for self and others.
_Our fears and anxieties exist so that we can transcend them.
_When you are no longer afraid of the world and when you are no longer desperately craving fulfillment from the world, there is truly nothing to worry about.
_The key to everything is awareness. But first you have to silence the mind, listen and pay attention. Jesus referred to this awareness as "the peace that passeth all understanding."
_The yearning to know the divine is natural and innate, inherent in the human condition.
_Why not be happy right now, right where you are?
Thank you, Steve Ross, for your wisdom.