Ever since happiness heard your name,

it has been running through the streets trying to find you...

…let it catch up.”

Hafez (modified by Joseph Goldstein)

“Keep your eye fixed on the way to the top,

but don’t forget to look right in front of you.

The last step depends on the first.

Don’t think you’re there just because you see the summit.

Watch your footing,

be sure of the next step,

but don’t let that distract you from the highest goal.

The first step depends on the last.”

René Daumal

“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


“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


“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.”



“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


“Breathing is the link between body and mind.

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

A G Mohan


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

there’s healing in motion.”