If you do want to fix and control your mood shifts, meditation can be a way. But you will fail if you try to control it 100 per cent. If you want to improve it just a little, it can be possible because during meditation it’s easier for you to observe how your mood shifts. Then, with practice, it may become possible for you to not be dragged around by your emotions. - Pomnyun Sunim
Our body has a most profound relationship with us in this life; it can even affect our many future lifetimes, and thus should be cherished. - Hsing Yun
In his book, Yoga For Modern Living, Eugene Rawls cites these three ways that yoga “works” to keep you healthy, young and energetic lifelong:
#1) Yoga works to restore our “natural” condition. “Health, youth, endurance, energy, tranquility – these qualities and all qualities like them are ‘normal’ states. They are your birthright. All negative conditions, disease, infirmity, weakness, chronic fatigue, nervousness and the symptoms of old age are unnatural. These are imposed upon us and are departures from our true natural condition.”
#2) Yoga works to maintain good health. The “life force” within each of us is supported by engaging in yoga practice ensuring that “we have full natural access to the great universal Life-Force, glowing good health is but a normal by-product.”
3) Yoga works to remove obstructions to our health and vitality. “Energy, like peace, is within you. The work of yoga is simply to remove obstructions to the functioning of the natural forces that lie dormant within us.”
There’s saying in Korea that a habit you gain when you are three years old will continue until you are 80. This just means that it’s very hard to change your nature. You have to be aware of your feelings and notice your unique karma. - Pomnyun Sunim
People use yoga to overcome their individual problems. Overweight men and women practice yoga to lose weight. Nervous people use yoga to calm themselves. Those suffering from fatigue increase their vitality by applying this simple science. Older persons practice yoga to regain the characteristics of youth. - Eugene Rawls.
You don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to teach anything. You just have to be who you are: a bright flame that shines in the darkness of despair, a shining example of a person capable of crossing bridges, opening your heart and mine.
- Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Externally, the teacher appears in human form and teaches the path to liberation. Then comes a time when, through his instructions and his blessings, one attains a wisdom identical to his. Then one sees that the inner, or absolute, teacher has always been present. It is simply the nature of one’s own mind. - Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
If we look deeply within, we can easily discern that we do not truly know ourselves, nor have we searched out the depths of our own consciousness. We do not know who we are behind the veils of our shifting thoughts and outer roles. - David Frawley
We are in an information ecology so polluted and confusing that we have become largely resigned to the so-called “post-truth” era. Practical skills of discernment are rapidly fading away as addiction to on-demand diets of finely tuned “content” consumes our awareness. - Dexter Cohen Bohn
People are killed and wars are fought over religious ideology. We have only to look at the history books, or even read today’s newspapers, to see myriad examples of organized religion gone awry. - Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz
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