Happiness, Contentment & Prosperity are just A State of Mind

My hope is that you find the means of acquiring them here.


 The Morning Musings of a Mystic


(All other pleasure is fleeting at best). Came across this definition while watching Oprah interview Shawn Achor, the world’s leading expert on happiness and performance. I think it’s the best definition I’ve heard yet.


For every action, there is an equal an opposite reaction.


Consume mindfully.

  • Eat with awareness and gratitude.
  • Pause before buying and see if breathing is enough.
  • Pay attention to the effects of media you consume.

Pause. Breathe. Listen.

  • When you feel compelled to speak in a meeting or conversation, pause.
  • Breathe before entering your home, pleace of work, or school.
  • Listen to the people you encounter. They are buddhas.

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“And then we did our giving and taking, and our poses, regular as clockwork ... I had learned a long time before, that keeping them up every day was more important than the problems that would always arise and try to stop them.” ~ Friday, from the book "How Yoga Works"
"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day." ~ Deepak Chopra
"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity." ~ BKS Iyengar "Light on Yoga"

“The study of asana is not about mastering posture.  It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar, “Light on Yoga”

I really wanted to stay in bed this morning.   After a string of unusually hot and still days, our wonderful tradewinds have returned.   It was nice and cool, as I lay under my sheet, lost in a dream.   But a lone seagull’s call kept piercing my silence, almost like I’d put my alarm on snooze.

So I got up.   This is my yoga practice.

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