“The dream of my life

Is to lie down by a slow river

And stare at the light in the trees –

To learn something by being nothing

A little while

but the rich

Lens of attention.”

Mary Oliver

“People look for retreats for themselves,

in the country, by the coast, or in the hills…

There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat

than in his own mind…

So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”

Marcus Aurelius

“When you arise in the morning,

think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive,

to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

Marcus Aurelius

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“We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.”

Dalai Lama XIV

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“When touched with a feeling of pain, the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person sorrows, grieves, and laments, beats his breast, becomes distraught. So he feels two pains, physical and mental. Just as if they were to shoot a man with an arrow and, right afterward, were to shoot him with another one, so that he would feel the pains of two arrows.”

Buddha

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“Almost anything can be done if one proceeds slowly enough. Often we are discouraged by the enormity of a task or the length of a journey and become impatient with the difficulties we face. We lose faith in ourselves. Patience reminds us that what is in front of us is just this moment, just this step, just this breath.”

Joseph Goldstein

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“Breathing is the link between body and mind.

The breath can lead the body toward wellness and the mind toward calmness.”

A G Mohan

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We’re genetically programmed to respond favourably to movement and exercise,

there’s healing in motion.”

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The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”

Alan Watts

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“Failure is the key to success;

Each mistake teaches us something.”

Morihei Ueshiba