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The Training of the Human Plant, by Luther Burbank “The most stubborn living thing in this world, the most difficult to swerve, is a plant once fixed in certain habits…. Remember that this plant has preserved its individuality all through the ages; perhaps it is one which can be traced backward ... The Training of the Human Plant, by Luther Burbank “The most stubborn living thing in this world, the most difficult to swerve, is a plant once fixed in certain habits…. Remember that this plant has preserved its individuality all through the ages; perhaps it is one which can be traced backward through aeons of time in the very rocks themselves, never having varied to any great extent in all these vast periods. Do you suppose, after all these ages of repetition, the plant does not become possessed of a will, if you so choose to call it, of unparalleled tenacity?
Indeed, there are plants, like certain of the palms, so persistent that no human power has yet been able to change them. The human will is a weak thing beside the will of a plant. But see how this whole plant’s lifelong stubbornness is broken simply by blending a new life with it, making, by crossing, a complete and powerful change in its life. Then when the break comes, fix it by these generations of patient supervision and selection, and the new plant sets out upon its new way never again to return to the old, its tenacious will broken and changed at last."
#will #willpower #humanplant #yoga #change #love #plants #nature
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The other day a friend asked me if I could float: Inside me there is a yes and a no. Follow the yes. #zen #yoga #buddhism The other day a friend asked me if I could float:

Inside me there is a yes and a no.
Follow the yes.
#zen #yoga #buddhism
"Yoga, the real yoga, is practice. Any moment must be practice. Any moment must be true." I started doing straddle press to handstand a few months ago. I chose not to share for a while because it was an accomplishment that was just super special to me, and I wanted to keep it that way for a while. ... "Yoga, the real yoga, is practice. Any moment must be practice. Any moment must be true." I started doing straddle press to handstand a few months ago. I chose not to share for a while because it was an accomplishment that was just super special to me, and I wanted to keep it that way for a while. For me, yoga went from "doing" to "being." I cannot put into words what that felt like, so I didn't bother.

Today, for some reason, I wanted to see what I looked like doing a straddle press to handstand, because I hadn't even bothered to record myself. Also, I want to inspire people. Get rid of "I can't," and develop an attitude of, "Not yet." It will change your life forever. Just understand, there is a lot of work involved; but, I can tell you from experience — it is absolutely worth it. #yoga #handstand #straddlepress #iloveyoga
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"or maybe it's just a sky with unclouded stars."
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"or maybe it's just a sky with unclouded stars." "or maybe it's just
a sky with
unclouded stars."
@jasonlankow @kdholland when did Jason learn to speak Spanish and play the guitar; then use those ...
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@jasonlankow @kdholland when did Jason learn to speak Spanish and play the guitar; then use those skills to make an amazing record? @jasonlankow @kdholland when did Jason learn to speak Spanish and play the guitar; then use those skills to make an amazing record?
The worlds oldest infographics. This image is of Durga, the embodiment of courage. She wields the ...
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The worlds oldest infographics. This image is of Durga, the embodiment of courage. She wields the weapons of real transformation. Discernment & Love; Divinity & Primal Power. Before there was written communication, the ancients knew that images stuck in the mind better than just mere ... The worlds oldest infographics. This image is of Durga, the embodiment of courage. She wields the weapons of real transformation. Discernment & Love; Divinity & Primal Power.
Before there was written communication, the ancients knew that images stuck in the mind better than just mere words, so they created stories and drew pictures to encapsulate their teachings in an image that was easier for people to understand (Cicero from Ancient Rome understood this also very well - which is why he wrote the book on memory training - the Ad Herrenium). Each of the Hindu Goddesses represent the respective energies of these ancient teachings — and serve as a reminder for us all.
But, most of the time, we are stuck in:
Avidya - not seeing things as they really are.
@siannasherman @yogajournal #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #knowledge #wisdom #discernment #infographic
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"Use the force Luke. Let go Luke." — Obi Wan Kenobi Eyes closed malasana + handstand @christinatrejo The more I practice yoga, the more I understand the force. I can't help but think that when George Lucas created @starwars he had an understanding of Prana & Qi. Anyone who loves @starwars ... "Use the force Luke. Let go Luke."
— Obi Wan Kenobi
Eyes closed malasana + handstand
@christinatrejo
The more I practice yoga, the more I understand the force. I can't help but think that when George Lucas created @starwars he had an understanding of Prana & Qi.

Anyone who loves @starwars would love practicing the Great Traditions of Yoga &/or Tai Chi.
#yogaeverydamnday #mystic #iloveyoga #yoga #inspiredyogis #yogi #handstand #handstand_where_i_stand #luke #letgo #jedi #force
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"When the strings of thy robe are loosed by the Intoxication of Love, Behold heaven's triumph ...
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"When the strings of thy robe are loosed by the Intoxication of Love, Behold heaven's triumph and Orion's Bewilderment!" — Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi Excuse my writing of Persian, first attempt at trying to draw another language in a different alphabet has its learning curve #rumi ... "When the strings of thy robe are loosed by the
Intoxication of Love,
Behold heaven's triumph and Orion's Bewilderment!" — Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Excuse my writing of Persian, first attempt at trying to draw another language in a different alphabet has its learning curve 🐌

#rumi #shamstabrizi #sufi #mystic #poetry
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Did a photoshoot with @joncarrollphotography the other week, And my buddy @yogajoe7 did a photoshop ...
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Did a photoshoot with @joncarrollphotography the other week, And my buddy @yogajoe7 did a photoshop edit with a quote from Haifz. While tons of people know and quote the Sufi mystic poet Rumi. Not everyone is familiar with another Sufi mystic poet by the name of Hafiz. If you understand ... Did a photoshoot with @joncarrollphotography the other week, And my buddy @yogajoe7 did a photoshop edit with a quote from Haifz.

While tons of people know and quote the Sufi mystic poet Rumi. Not everyone is familiar with another Sufi mystic poet by the name of Hafiz.
If you understand the importance of the moon in Eastern thought, then you can understand why I like his plot to make the moon jealous. #yogaeverydamnday #love #hafiz #meditation #moon #sufi #mystic #poetry #rumi
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<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ From my Guru <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ @christinatrejo
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️ From my Guru ️ @christinatrejo ❤️ From my Guru ❤️ @christinatrejo
You Were Brave in that Holy War You have done well In the contest of madness. You were brave in ...
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You Were Brave in that Holy War You have done well In the contest of madness. You were brave in that holy war. You have all the honorable wounds Of one who has tried to find love Where the Beautiful Bird Does not drink. May I speak to you Like we are close And locked away together? Once ... You Were Brave in that Holy War

You have done well
In the contest of madness.
You were brave in that holy war.
You have all the honorable wounds
Of one who has tried to find love
Where the Beautiful Bird
Does not drink.

May I speak to you
Like we are close
And locked away together?
Once I found a stray kitten
And I used to soak my fingers
In warm milk;
It came to think I was five mothers
On one hand.
Wayfarer,
Why not rest your tired body?
Lean back and close your eyes.
Come morning
I will kneel by your side and feed you.
I will so gently
Spread open your mouth
And let you taste something of my
Sacred mind and life.
Surely
There is something wrong
With your ideas of God.
O, surely there is something wrong
With your ideas of God
If you think
Our Beloved would not be so
Tender.
— Hafiz "Spend more time looking up, than around." #lookup #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #meditation #contemplation #hafiz #mystic #poetry #rumi #shamstabrizi
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I rock back and forth so that the child, my heart, might become still. #yogaeverydamnday #yoga ...
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I rock back and forth so that the child, my heart, might become still. #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #heart #mind #stillness I rock back and forth so that the child, my heart, might become still.
#yogaeverydamnday #yoga #heart #mind #stillness