I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds.
All thoughts and actions emanate from the body. Therefore the description of a thought or an action -- however abstruse it may be -- can be beaten home by bringing it onto a physical level. Every idea, intuitive or intellectual, can be imaged and translated in terms of the body, its flesh, skin, blood, sinews, veins, glands, organs, cells and senses. Through my small bone island I have learnt all I know, experienced all, and sensed all.
And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.
It took me whole decades to appreciate the depth and true value of yoga. Sacred texts supported my discoveries, but it was not they that signposted the way. What I learned through yoga, I found out through yoga.
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
George Washington Carver