May 12, 2012

12 Quotes to Get You Going.

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 My Kindle was my best friend on my travels .

She allowed me to dive into the world of Barbara Kingsolver, the mind of Ayn Rand and the depths of the Yoga Sutras. She’s been sitting on my bookshelf now for many months, not receiving a lot of love. In fact, when I went to turn her on this morning she was dead, so I gave her mouth to mouth.

Resuscitated, she brought me to ‘”my clippings”—a folder that Kindle has set aside just for me with all the words I thought were wise and wanted to tuck away—and it filled me up with joy.

Here are more than a few. Enjoy!

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ~ Douglas Adams

“We are here to do. And through doing to learn; and through learning to know; and through knowing to experience wonder; and through wonder to attain wisdom; and through wisdom to find simplicity; and through simplicity to give attention; and through attention to see what needs to be done.” ~ Pirke Avot

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein

The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
“When we are attentive to our actions we are not prisoners to our habits.”

Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda
“When your conviction of a truth is not merely in your brain but in your being, you may diffidently vouch for its meaning.”

Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
“Eaters must understand, how we eat determines how the world is used.”

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
“Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.”

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
“Mostly, he said, I’ve been thinking about what I’m not going to do.  When I think of the last few years, I’ve been hounded by regrets for what’s already happened and fears for what might.  By nostalgia for what I’ve lost and desire for what I don’t have.  All this wanting and not wanting.  It’s worn me out.  For once, I’m going to try the present on for size.”

Structural Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles
“Tension is a sign of the betrayal of the Self.”

“Yoga is the process by which you lose all identity of yourself as a separate being and become united with your nature as both Shakti and Siva—expansive, creative energy, as well as stillness, eternal bliss. Both these qualitites are within you.”

Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
“If you get around to deciding you’re Cherokee, Alice, then that’s just what you are.”

Bon Weekend L’elephants!

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