Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT: To Live an Honest and Authentic Life.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Krishnamacharya

"Where is the conflict when the Truth is known,
Where is the disease when the mind is clear,
Where is the death when the breath is controlled,
Therefore, surrender to Yoga."

Monday, March 31, 2014

VIvekananda

“Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book!”

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Francis Bacon

"the mind can be enlarged, according to its capacity, to the grandeur of the mysteries, and not the mysteries contracted to the narrowness of the mind"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Swami Vivekananda

"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."

Monday, March 24, 2014

Samuel Johnson

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tiny House

"In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present."

Lao Tzu

Tim Robbins

"Worry is just a meditation on shit"

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Buddha

"Go forward without a path 
Fearing nothing, caring for nothing,
Wandering alone like the rhinoceros
Even as a lion, not trembling at noises,
Even as the wind, not caught in a net,
Even as the lotus leaf, untainted by water,
Do thou wander, like a rhinoceros!" 

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Ray Long

Patanjali, the patron saint of Yoga, said that mastery combines the balance of science and art. Knowledge of science is like the colors on an artist’s palette — the greater the knowledge the more colors available.  The body is the canvas and the Asanas are the art we create.”

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sat~Nam

softly lit
     barely audible

my arms outstretched
     two fingers point away
     thumbs circling back in

a room full of strangers
     and you

Chanting
     Sa
          Ta
               Na
                     Ma

I can feel the vibration
     of your voice

and then I am lost…

eyes closed
     yet gazing
          upwards

floating past the
feeling I am meant
     to release

Seven Minutes
     my arms reach out
I give and take
     in equal measure

I am the universe
     breathing.
pain searing
     my arms

mara is taunting me.

he is dancing in
     front of me
whispering…
          put down your arms

I resist
     breathing in
          through my
               teeth
releasing through my nose

Chanting
     I am.
          Sam~Nat.

Seven
        Six
            Five
                  Four
                       Three
                               Two
                                    One

Our arms collectively fall
     my body
begins to shake

I can feel
     the sobs
         coursing through me

tears silently sliding
     down my cheeks

I hear my teacher
     sigh

and we sit
     I am not the
          only one
               uplifted

the group has been elevated

we float on our vibrational cloud

joining
     compounding

open your eyes

You have opened my eyes.

You see my tears
     and smile

Knowing that I am
     moved.

Knowing that you moved
      me.

Your being moved with all.

You smile.
                   Namaste'

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Osho

"With self-remembering you cannot eat meat, impossible. It is impossible to be so violent if you
remember. It is impossible to harm somebody when you remember, because when you remember
yourself, suddenly you see that the same light, the same flame is burning everywhere, within each
body, each unit. The more you know your inner nature, the more you penetrate the other. How can
you kill for eating? It becomes simply impossible." 

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Dhyana

"As water takes the shape of its container, the mind when it contemplates an object is transformed into the shape of that object." ~Iyengar~

Monday, January 27, 2014

Swami Satchidananda

"We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mother Teresa

“In the West we have a tendency to be profit-oriented, where everything is measured according to the results and we get caught up in being more and more active to generate results. In the East — especially in India — I find that people are more content to just be, to just sit around under a banyan tree for half a day chatting to each other. We Westerners would probably call that wasting time. But there is value to it. Being with someone, listening wihtout a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches us about love. The success of love is in the loving — it is not in the result of loving.”

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Henry David Thoreau

"Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them."

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Antoine de Saint-Exupe

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Friday, August 09, 2013

Socrates

"The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less."

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Timbisha

"....the white rays of the silver moon soften the great chasms round about, and the evening star glows like a blue-white diamond... Our movies are the moving of the breezes through the pinion pines; our dances are the dances of the stars in their courses; and our stories are the romantic reminiscences of lingering memories..."  ~Bessie Johnson~

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe

"The bones seem to cut sharply to the center of something that is keenly alive on the desert even tho' it is vast and empty and untouchable -- and knows no kindness with all its beauty."

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

To Start...

"Start where you are, not where you think you should be."

John Milton

"The mind is its own place, and in it self. Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."

Monday, April 01, 2013

JFK

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came."

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yoko Ono

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream;
A dream you dream together is reality"

Friday, March 08, 2013

Bikram Choudhury

“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.”

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dr. Khalid Mahmud

"Eat God-made foods, not man-made foods."

Friday, January 25, 2013

Kahlil Gibran

"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable."

~Kendra~

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

26.2

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”
~Bingham~

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hippocrates

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Monday, December 17, 2012

Melville

"God's one and only voice is silence."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Leo & Albert

"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."    ~Leonardo da Vinci~

"Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."  "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."   ~Albert Einstein~

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Nisargadatta

"Mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nelson Henderson

"The true meaning of life
is to plant trees,
under whose shade
you do not expect to sit."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

William James

“Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction”

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Raramuri Proverb

"When you run on the earth and with the earth, you can run forever."

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

can you see what i see

"The colors are such as no pigments can portray. They are deep, rich and variegated and so luminous that the light seems to flow out of the rock rather than be reflected by it."
Clarence Dutton

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Sun Never Says

Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,
 
"You owe
Me."

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
 
It lights the
Whole
Sky
 
~Hafiz~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Anais Nin

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

Will Shakespeare

"How poor are they that have not patience.  What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"

George Bernard Shaw

"In an ugly and unhappy world the richest person can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness."