Treasury of Rights for People Who Live in a Free Country by Sami Sunchild The right to believe in myself. The freedom to create me. The right to keep learning freedom. The right to choose friends and mentors I admire, and to get negative people out of my life. The right to choose the best reading, viewing, listening and participating. The right to choose what I feed my own body. The right not to choose to buy, pay for, own, and take care of more stuff than I need. The right to live simply according to my own tastes. The right to say "NO" to 90% of the ideas, pass times, substance's, and tastes people are trying to push on me.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be a reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” -Lao Tzu
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.--Gandhi
Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.--Martin Luther King Jr.
The Song of the Soul I am neither ego nor reason, I am neither mind nor thought, I cannot be hard nor cast into words, nor by smell nor sight ever caught: In light and wind I am not found, nor yet in earth and sky - Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I. I have no name, I have no life, I breathe no vital air, No elements have molded me, no bodily sheath is my lair: I have no speech, no hands, and feet, nor means of evolution - Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss in dissolution. I cast aside hatred and passion, I conquered delusion and greed; No touch of pride caressed me, so envy never did breed: Beyond all faiths, past reach of wealth, past freedom, past desire, Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is my attire. Virtue and vice, or pleasure and pain are not my heritage, Nor sacred texts, nor offerings, nor prayer, nor pilgrimage: I am neither food, nor eating, nor yet the eater am I - Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I. I have no misgiving of death, no chasms of race divide me, No parent ever called me child, no bond of birth ever tied me: I am neither disciple nor master, I have no kin, no friend - Consciousness and joy am I, and merging in Bliss is my end. Neither knowable, knowledge, nor knower am I, formless is my form, I dwell within the senses but they are not my home: Ever serenely balanced, I am neither free nor bound - Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is where I am found.
Create a Sacred Alter Create a place in your home to feel at peace. Bring a sense of the sacred into your living space.Take the time to choose carefully what you place on your altar. Each item should have meaning and spiritual symbolism. The altar is a visible reminder of the invisible realities of the spiritual realms.Change the order and the energy of your sacred altars often.
QUOTES FROM BKS IYENGAR
"By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind."
"Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together."
"It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence."
"One's spiritual realization lies in none other than how one walks among and interacts with one's fellow beings."
"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open."
"We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides."
"The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it."
"Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek, but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal."
"Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees." here.