I stumbled upon this ancient Sufi story today. I love parables such as a this for their ability to teach a lesson while prompting us to think about it further. The story: A man was walking home late one night … Continue reading
Instead of resisting to changes, surrender. Let life be with you, not against you. If you think ‘My life will be upside down’ don’t worry. How do you know down is not better than upside? ~ Shams Tabrizi, Sufi mystic and teacher … Continue reading
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
This was quoted at a yoga workshop I attended last night. I love this line.
Sometimes, what I do, say and think — well, I know it’s “unconventional” in the mainstream sense of things. My rational brain will often hush up these thoughts so that I can “fit the mold” of this awesome life I’ve carved out for myself.
But, as was reminded last night, sometimes the craziest ideas are the most authentic. Sometimes, there is music playing to which only I am meant to dance.
“Janu sirsasana brings you face-to-face with an invaluable life lesson: sometimes the more you relax, the closer you will be to your goal” ~ Rod Stryker, The Four Desires
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
“Don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky.
It slips away, all your money won’t another minute by.
Dust in wind, all we are is dust in the wind.”
~ “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas
“I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate …”
~ “I Am a Rock” / Simon & Garfunkel
I can definitely relate to this.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
~ Henry David Thoreau