We are gift givers to one another.
The universe gave us the gift of freedom; free someone today.
The universe gave us a place to be. Make room for someone there.
The universe gave us the gift of time. Be generous with your time as well.
The universe gave us the gift of dance. Dance for someone today.
The universe is all giving. Give wholeheartedly, give willingly, give reluctantly, but give.
The cure for the endless wanting is giving.
If your soul leaves the body and it seeks heaven, let your spirit light up. Become nothing. Liberate yourself from your ego and then become a legend. Leave the house to the sensible, indulge in madness and become nothing. Rumi.
However strong the prejudices, however avid the slander, but one word would be enough to do away with them. Truth. Genious reveals truth at first sight, and truth exceeds Tzars. Truth is what we leave to posterity. Alexandre Pushkin.
Love is all encompassing, unselfish, unrestricting. Freedom is dictated by the spirit that needs to soar. Liberation comes after love and freedom have been fulfilled.
When man does good deeds the elements have their proper path. But when he does bad deeds he turns the elements against himself in punishment. Hildegard von Bingen
The supreme mind of the universe has taken over. We either refuse to listen and succumb, or we listen, learn from it, and be saved.
Identity begins with integrity. Mean what you say and do what you promise yourself. Otherwise you belong in the lot of “wishful thinkers.”
We think that we are being attacked. It does not occur to us that perhaps what’s happening here is that we are being saved. (Beyond)
We are so obsessed with discovering new life out there when on reflection we have still to discover ourselves. (Beyond)
We now have the chance to do just that. Covid times, times for reckoning, atonement, repentance.
Covid-19. The war that brought us together, outside and within ourselves.
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. (Solis)
Life is a lesson in letting go.
People are lonely in their moral rectitude. But it is worth the loneliness.
Sometimes it its the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. (The Imitation Game.)
Happiness requires rebellion. Rebellion against the establishment, the old world. And I hope to see the old world crack soon. (David Remnick)
I always prefered to love the whole mankind rather than one God. It’s a lot simpler and far less risky. (?)
It is easier to go around the world not liking this or that, him or her, It’s harder to like that which the universe sends us in its inmeasurable wisdom. (S)
The big mutation taht ought to take place in us humans involves: Not expecting to receive but give. Not taking from others but give to them. Not using people for our benefit but be of service to them instead. Not manipulating others but let the universe, in its infinite wisdom orchestrate the chain of events that will take us where we are going. (S)
May the next thing we do be for the advancement of our soul and not for its denigration. (S)
People’s encounters elucidate our own light and darkness and provide the foundation for each of us to explore the oposite side of our nature. Those who are light will find their dark spot through their encounters with the darkenss of others. Those who are primarily dark will find their light through their encounter with the light of others. (S)
Ignorance has never helped anytone. (K. Marx)
Crticism devours everything that exists, and where there is nothing left, it devorurs itself. (Weitling)
I don’t hate the … critics. I have compassion for them. How can I hate the cripple, the mentally deficient and the dead? (The Dresser)
We are not here to judge anyone’s past but their future, not their failures but their dreams, not their imperfections but their possibilities. (The Preacher’s Wife.)
Whenyou take a risk you may lose. When you don’t take a risk, you always lose.
We all have our sorrows, and the littlier you are, the larger the sorrow. (The Dresser)
A more humanized society means to be for and against at the same time. Be a supporter and a destroyer simultaneously.
Each moment has a reason of its own, its own bells, its own notability.
I’M BEING GUIDED BY AN INTELLIGENT FORCE THAT SEES WIDER THAN THE LENGTH OF THE HORIZON
FREEDOM IS THE MOST ADMIRABLE GIFT THE UNIVERSE HAS BESTOWED ON US.
FREEDOM IS DICTATED BY THE SPIRIT WHICH NEEDS TO SOAR.
PATIENCE IS THE MOST CHALLENGING OF ALL VIRTUES.
DISCIPLINE IS OUR BEST MASTER.
LIFE AND ART ARE TWO SIDES OF A COIN.
COVID TIMES–TIMES FOR RECKONING AND REPENTANCE. EVERY TREE TAHT DOES NOT BEAR GOOD FRUIT WILL BE CUT OUT AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE. (Covid interpreted)
THE CREATION OF A NEW WORLD REQUIRES NOT ANOTHER BIG BANG BUT A BIG BEND. (See ATRIBUTES page for more on this thought.)
TO RECEIVE WITHOUT PAYMENT AND GIVE WITHOUT PAYMENT — THIS IS THE LESSON FOR TODAY.
WE HAVE TO PROVE THAT WE ARE WORTH SAVING AS A SPECIE. (S)
So I have a hammer, and I have a bell, and I have a dance to dance, all over this world. I’ll dance out of justice. I’ll dance about freedom. I’ll dance it out of love for my brothers and my sisters, all over this world. (S.)
People who want take and enslave; people who love give and live free. (S)
Everything that is the product of spirit is a grand thing. Dance, in whatever physical shape it comes, if it is the labor of spirit, is a grand thing. (S)
A woman’s job is to be not only luminous but also a conductor of light. (S)
Of tiny moments the rain is made. The water pours from heaven in a torrent. And it may take a half life just to wait for it to come, your one and only moment. (Russian song.)
Whenyou give wings, karma will take care that you have your own private jet someday. When you chain people, karma will see that you live in bondage. (S)
The octopus of crime, corruption, violence and immorality dwels in the the wrong company. The alternative is to be lonely in one’s own moral rectitude. (S)
Not until you accept me as the woman I fully meant to be can you say “I love you.” (S)
Life begins at 50. Whatever happened before was just a rehearsal. (S)
The universe is with me, and I can get where I am going without having to highjack anybody’s dream. (S)
You charm with a lie. I charm with the sword of light, which is the word of God. (S)
Dance is a spiritual connection with the universe. Romance is a spiritual connection between people. If you have nobody to love, be in a spiritual connection with the universe. Be in love with it. Its love is flawless.
Dance today is about blending in, not about standing out. It is not about competition in beauty or dexterity of movement. It is about solidarity and companionship, and ultimately about spiritual beauty and virtuosity.
Fly over every obstacle! The almighty has given you wings to fly!
Jump, that the net will be there!
Until we are ready for liberation, love, dance and be free.
The ultimate form of liberty is silence.
I choose to make silence in the midst of all the world’s chatter.
Patience is the most challenging of all virtues.
Freedom is the most desirable of all of the gifts the universe has bestowed on us.
A drop of truth is stronger than a mountain of lies.
Do you live dance or do you just dance?
Live Dance! What are you waiting for? For the divine consciousness is already in you.
Yoga: Quote Sharing
Quotes that define the spirit of Yoga Ballet Theater.
“For the vast majority of humanity nirvana will be attained only after cycles of evolution, but the few determined who refuse to be daunted by difficulties, who as it were take the kingdom of heaven by violence, may find this glorious price within their reach at a much earlier period.” (C.W. Leadbeater)
“It is a waste of force to just “desire” or “wish.” To “will” is far more effective, for the “Will” is a higher aspect of desire.” (Frances Wilshire.)
“Knowing love, I will allow all things to come and go, to be as supple as the wind and take everything that comes with great courage. Life is right in any case. My heart is as open as the sky.” (Mallanaga Vatsyayana.)
“In the real Buddhist perspective…Karma is about attaining freedom, about freeing ourselves from a variety of karmic hindrances that constraint us.” (Traleg Kyabgon.)
“Until lions tell their tale the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” (African proverb)
“Life has one ultimate message, “Yes!” repeated in infinite number and variety. Human life, channeled for millenia by Civilization, is only just beginning to express the diversity and range of which it is easily capable. To deny is to swim against the current of existence. To affirm, to follow ecstasy in learning—in spite of injustice, suffering, confusion and disappointment– is to move more easily toward an education, a society that would free the enormous potential of man.” (Education and Ecstasy.)
“Unlimited amounts of power are coming into human hands, perhaps surpassing what even Huxley could have imagined a few short years ago. Human control of the death rate already has set into motion a possibly catastrophic population rise, though the means for controlling the birth rate also are available. Both time and distance in the old sense have been annihilated. The whole globe is intimately intertwined with the means for achieving understanding or destruction [as] competition, acquisition and aggression [are] carried to the most destructive extremes.” (Education and Ecstasy)
“What we fail to acknowledge is that every child starts out as an Archimedes, a Handel, a Nietzsche.” [And why not a Dali Lama, or a Baryshnikov.]
“Ecstasy in education’s most powerful ally. It is re-enforcer for and substance of the moment of learning. In the possibility of an endless series of ecstatic moments.” [I would add, we find the surging of a brilliant mind, a virtuoso dancer, and an enlightened spirit.](Education and Ecstasy)