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John O’Donohue Quote

“When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; […]

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Pema Chodron Quote

“When people start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline, they often think that somehow they’re going to improve, which is a sort of subtle aggression against who they really are. It’s a bit like saying, “If I jog, I’ll be a much better person.” “If I could only get a […]

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Dalai Lama Quote

We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice. This to me is what the forth agreement is all about – “always do your best”.  Choosing love over fear takes […]

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Buddha Quote

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships.” I caught myself in the midst of raging doubt this week about a new friendship.  The doubt stemmed from wondering if this person was really worth being friends with.  We have all had those conversations […]

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Robert Frost Quote

“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: IT GOES ON.” Sometimes, in the midst of grieving a loss, or the onset of depression of some kind, our lives seem to stop.  In a sense, we stop noticing life happening around us because we are waiting to re-engage with the world […]

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Robert Ingersoll Quote

I’m still on my kick that optimism is just a keen form of denial…… “The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation, and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be believed only by that unhappy mixture of […]

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Quote

“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”  ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Life After Death In other words, do not make choices based on what other people think – you cannot control, nor change another’s thoughts, words or actions.  At the end of the day, you only have to live with yourself.

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Tom Stoppard Quote

“Words are sacred. If you get the right ones in the right order you can nudge the world a little.”  Tom Stoppard was born in Czechoslovakia during WWII.  His family fled the country when he was just a small child in fear of the imminent Nazi occupation.  He began his work as a journalist at […]

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Chuck Palahniuk Quote

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. I have mentioned it many times now, but the past year sucked arse.  I was completely cut open.  Now those wounds are quite beautiful scars, and the happiness I feel runs deeper than anything reflected from the surface of my being, […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Quote

There comes a time when silence is betrayal. In honor of Dr. King this week, I chose to share this quote because I feel there is too much complacency in the yoga community these days.  For the few of us that choose to start the conversation about it, we have been hit with some pretty […]

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Thich Nhat Hanh Quote

“He who pounds a pillow is in touch with neither his anger nor the pillow.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh What I have always loved about Italians is that they are not afraid to express their emotions.  The first day I arrived in Florence, I felt completely at home there.  Finally, I didn’t have to feel afraid […]

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Anonymous Quote

I am not sure who to credit with this – but I think it about sums up the concept of why non-attachment can be beneficial in our daily lives…. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which […]

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Bill Bailey Quote

“I am a vegetarian. I’m not strict. I eat fish. And duck, but they’re nearly fish, aren’t they?… And pigs, cows, sheep, anything that lives near water. I’m like a postmodern vegetarian. I eat meat ironically.” When people ask my food preference, I will tell them that I am a Postmodern-Ahimsist….doesn’t that sound fancy?!

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