"Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world."
Am I focusing on what I want it to look like? No, not typically. Normally, I am focused on all the ways in which I wish it were different. And so, what do you suppose this creates? It creates more of what I do not want.
I see people in my classes who are hell bent on achieving a certain a pose, a certain bind, a certain level — some achievement that will allow them to prove to themselves or someone else that they are “enough”.
Whether you are dealing with an animal, a plant or a person (large or small), life is energy and energy should be revered and appreciated – not controlled, or changed, or morphed into something else but rather, loved and appreciated for exactly the way it is.
"It is up to our generation to dismantle the paradigm of economics that is based on dynamics that are no longer a part of human culture. We can create careers that yield righteous abundance while simultaneously generating life rather than taking from it."