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Inspiration for You

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  2. QUOTES ON VOCATION, YOGA, & WHOLENESS


  3. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

  4. Mark Twain, author

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  6. "If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito." Unknown

     

  7. “The privilege of a life time is being who you are”

  8. Joseph Campbell, professor  and author

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  10. “...fears are paper tigers...”

  11. Amelia Earhart, first woman pilot

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  13. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert
    integrity of purpose and imaginative vision...”

  14. Cecil Beaton, photographer

     

  15. "You have to imagine it possible before you can see something..." 

  16. Rita Dove, first African-American poet laureate

     

  17. "I think the key is for women not to set any limits."

  18. Martina Navratilova, tennis champion

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  20. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be...if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Mahatma Gandhi

     

  21. “I do justice to the lifelong dream of being a writer...with joyous anticipation I leave track and move on...”

  22. Florence Griffith-Joyner, former athlete

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  24. “...to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. Things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process ‘blueprinting’ because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world.”

  25. Robin Sharma, author of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’

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  27. “A key is made for only one purpose. To fit a lock. Not just any lock.

    One lock”. Gregg Levoy, author of ‘Callings’

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  29. "Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."

  30. Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut

     

  31. “Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it”. Oprah Winfrey

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  33. “...the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp...not only in formal, logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc. (Perhaps we could say that this is what is involved in harmony between the ‘left brain’ and the ‘right brain’.) This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society.”  

  34. Dr David Bohm, physicist and quantum physics expert

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  36. “ ...chaos theory would provide the most coherent conceptual integration of spirituality and career development...” R.Pryor & J.Bright, authors

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  38. “We have to try the impossible to arrive at what’s possible.”

  39. Herman Hesse, author, painter and Nobel Price winner

     

  40. “God does not ask your ability. Or your inability. He asks only your availability.” Mary Kay Ash, business woman

     

  41. “Being different...and being original is the very thing that makes me successful.” Shania Twain, singer and songwriter

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  43. “Dream the impossible because dreams do come true”.

  44. Elijah Wood, actor

     

  45. “Let today be the day you are no longer intimidated by the monumental size of the change you want, but instead be empowered by your ability to make that change one step at a time.”

  46. Steve Marboli, coach & author of ‘Unapologetically You’ 

     

  47. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde, writer


  48. “If you build it, he will come.” 'Field of Dreams' movie

 

  1. "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."

  2. Helen Keller, first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.


  3. “We already are everything we could ever become. It is because we cannot face what we are that we always want to become something”

  4. Dr D.Bohm, physicist and quantum physics expert

 

  1. “I have ceases to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me”. 

  2. Attributed to Rumi, poet & visionary, and to Herman Hesse, author, painter & Nobel Price winner.

 

  1. “...we should look at ourselves every now and then and say, 'I'm proud of myself. I like the way I'm made’.” Freida Pinto, painter


  2. “We cannot find peace if we are afraid of the windstorms of life.

  3. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, psychiatrist & speaker on death & dying

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  5. “We must...be willing to get shaken up, to submit ourselves to the dark blossomings of chaos, in order to reap the blessings of growth.”
    Gregg Levoy, author of ‘Callings’

     

  6. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

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  8. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”

  9. Zig Ziglar, author & motivational speaker

     

  10. “I refused to take no for an answer”.

  11. Bessie Coleman, 1st African-American woman pilot, 1921.


  12. “I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.”

    Cormac McCarthy, journalist

     

    “To be clear about your purpose, it's not necessarily about profession; it's about what you are meant to contribute to this world...Your contribution to the world expresses you in a unique way. Find the words and live it”.

    Rod Stryker, yoga teacher & author

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God.” Richelle E. Goodrich, novelist

 

“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, psychiatrist & speaker on death & dying

 

“...Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. God has given us more than we know what to do with.” Sydney J. Harris, journalist & drama critic

 

“A great ancient poet was blind. A great classical composer was deaf. Many of us are dumb. What have we to show for it?”

Vera Nazarian, writer, ‘The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration’

 

“The most self-damaging words in the English language are: try, might, and if. These are words of uncertainty. Will you fail? That is possible. But continue doubting your abilities and you’ll never succeed.”

Dannika Dark, author

 

“Don't question your ability. You were created to succeed and live a life of purpose. Don't you dare put a question-mark where God put a period!”

Steve Marboli, coach & author  

 

"To be granted some kind of usable talent and to be able to use it to the fullest extent of which you are capable – this, to me, is a kind of joy that is almost unequaled." Lawrence Welk, Big Band Leader

 

“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.”

Victor Hugo, poet and novelist

 

“It isn’t bragging if you can do it.” Dizzy Dean, baseball player

 

“Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it.”

Dr. Joyce Brothers, psychologist & author

 

“No one rises to low expectations.” Les Brown, musician & composer

 

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.” Elbert Hubbard, writer & publisher

 

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...you must do the thing you think you cannot do”. Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights activist

 

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Judy Garland, actress & singer

 

"You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it." Oprah Winfrey

 

“...We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie Curie, physicist who discovered radioactivity

 

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." Mother Theresa

"Our wills are ours, we know not how to make them thine."
Alfred Tennyson, poet laureate

 

“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.” Thich Nhat Hanh, monk, meditation teacher & social activist

 

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, psychiatrist

 

“...It is shown that both in relativity theory and quantum theory, notions implying the undivided wholeness of the universe would provide a much more orderly way of considering the general nature of reality”  

Dr David Bohm, physicist

 

“Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself ...”   Buddha

 

"I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion." Billie Jean King, tennis champion

 

“Delight in the beauty of a butterfly and remember the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Unknown

 

“I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.” Dalai Lama

 

“It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It’s simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.”

Erich Schiffman, yoga teacher


GLIMPSES FROM PATANJALI'S YOGA SUTRAS

 

“At first, the stilling process is accompanied by four kinds of cognition: analytical thinking, insight, bliss, or feeling like a self.” (I.17)


“Consciousness settles as one radiates friendliness, compassion, delight, and equanimity toward all things, whether pleasant or painful, good or bad. Or by pausing after breath flows in or out.”  (I.33, I.34)


"The causes of suffering are not seeing things as they are, the sense of ‘I’, attachment, aversion, and clinging to life." (II.3)


"The eight components of yoga are external discipline, internal discipline, posture, breath regulation, concentration, meditative absorption, and integration." (II.29)


"The five internal disciplines are bodily purification, contentment, intensity, self-study, and orientation toward the ideal of pure awareness." (II.32)

"Unwholesome thoughts can be neutralized by cultivating wholesome ones." (II.33)

 

"Freedom from wanting unlocks the real purpose of existence." (II.39)

"Contentment brings unsurpassed joy." (II.42)

 

"Self-study deepens communion with one’s personal deity." (II.44)


"The postures of meditation should embody steadiness and ease. This occurs as all effort  relaxes and coalescence arises, revealing that the body and the infinite universe are indivisible. Then, one is no longer disturbed by the play of opposites." (II.46, II.47, II.48)

From: http://www.arlingtoncenter.org/Sanskrit-English.pdf