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4 June 2014 ·

"The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own."

~ Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via purplebuddhaproject)

4 June 2014 ·

"Be still
Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity"

~ Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via purplebuddhaproject)

4 June 2014 ·

"One of the most dangerous mistakes we can do in life is make choices because of preconceived notions about ourselves and others."

~ Awakened Vibrations (via awakenedvibrations)

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4 June 2014 ·

"You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness."

~ Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)

(via crimson-twinkie)

3 June 2014 ·

thenewenlightenmentage:

Corona Arch at Night
Image Credit: Mike Taylor

thenewenlightenmentage:

Corona Arch at Night

Image Credit: Mike Taylor

3 June 2014 ·

"Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed."

~ Buddha (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via goddesswithinyou)

3 June 2014 ·

I don’t want enlightenment

I was doing some studying last night and more homework for my upcoming TT finals, and got brave enough to consider something.

I don’t want enlightenment.

That’s supposed to be the goal, the ultimate achievement in yoga, as far as the path goes. The thing is, it sounds like it might be kind of stark to me, devoid of the dirt and the color that makes me smile everyday. I’m tied to this world, from the trees to the giggle of my best friend, to the kisses from my dog and the sinfull goodness of homemade mac and cheese WITH a glass of cabernet.

The argument is that I’ll be devoid of wanting these things, that my true nature is enough to sustain me once I’ve opened my eyes to enlightenment. And that very well might be true, is probably true.

But I’m not willing to reach for it yet. I reach for peace, and fullfillment, and a chance to give back to my world. I reach for hope and love and everything in between. But I don’t reach for enlightenment.

Maybe this makes me a bad yogi. Maybe I’ll discover that this will change. But I selfishly, kindly, and respectfully practice for my current nature, and that is all I need.

3 June 2014 ·

Night and home practice the beginning of this week

With Mysore classes cancelled on Sunday I’ve been stuck on some night/home practices this week, culminating in a Led Primary tonight (on moon day, which I probably don’t need to do but I’m in the mood for a tougher practice).

It’s been interesting, exploring my own practice. I generally go through my Ashtanga practice and add in some hip openers followed by a soft close to my practice.

I’ll be back to Mysore tomorrow, but things I’ve learned:

  • The hip opening sequence is super useful since I sit most of the day at work AND have tight hips to begin with. Definitely keeping this one in.
  • My animals have learned to avoid my mat in the course of many, many jump backs.
  • I miss assists, but I’m much more open at night, which has helped me mitigate my hamstring injury

Hoping to return to class tomorrow super strong!

28 May 2014 ·

"A finely honed heresy can liberate the soul"

~ Frater Zyto (via lnfernal666)

(via zenhumanism)

27 May 2014 ·

About Me

Journey to find self, peace and practice in NYC.

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