Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Begin it now

I'm reading "Bringing Yoga to Life" by Donna Farhi. I'm inspired. And I have a few quotes to share:

"Regardless of the specific form of meditation we choose or the specific style or tradition of Yoga we practice, we can begin to channel our energy by asking the questions, 'Are my choices supporting what is deeply satisfying in my life?' And, 'Are my choices leading to long-term freedom or short-lived pleasure?' If we went through an average day asking these questions, our day might look quite different. These kinds of questions lead us to evaluate what is important to us and to choose to what purpose we will devote our time and energy."

And, an introductory quote from a chapter called 'The Freedom of Discipline':

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." 
-- Goethe

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