"The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone." -Bhagavad Gita.
Whatever the present moment contains, accept is as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
Eckhart Tolle (via fuckyeahyoga)
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via yogachocolatelove)
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
Eckhart Tolle (via yogachocolatelove)
You have to give up everything to know that you need nothing, not even your body. Your needs are unreal and your efforts are meaningless. You imagine that your possessions protect you. In reality they make you vulnerable. Realize yourself as away from all that can be pointed at as ‘this’ or ‘that’. You are unreachable by any sensory experience or verbal construction.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
marichyasana B - primary series ashtanga yoga
Without mud, you cannot have a lotus flower. Without suffering, you have no ways in order to learn how to be understanding and compassionate. Happiness is the lotus flower, and the suffering is the mud. So the practice is how to make use of the suffering, make use of the mud, to create the flower, the happiness, and this is possible.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via yogachocolatelove)