Some Inspirations

September 28th, 2012


Some of my favorite follows on Twitter are teachers and mentors who post aspirational quotes and sayings. They serve as momentary breaks from the action of the day and reminders that we can connect more deeply with the moment and with ourselves.

Some of my fave follows include:

• Judith Lasater, a San Francisco-based yoga teacher and educator

• Cheri Huber, a Zen teacher and practitioner

• His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who among his other affiliations, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk

Here are the links and a handful of tweets from each:

Judith Lasater

It takes a lot of awareness and sometimes even effort to create simplicity in our lives. Try for simplicity at least one day a week. Jai! – 14 Nov

Sometimes it is also the mind’s job to forget. Jai! – 17 Oct

Even with the best of intentions, we will make mistakes. Love yourself anyway. Jai! – 21 Jun

Cheri Huber

Trying to figure something out? Put your attention elsewhere and wait. – 15 Sept

Spend a little time today just sitting and breathing. Be aware of being alive. – 29 Mar

Create a mental broom. Then sweep those bothersome voices out of your mind with gusto. – 2 Nov

I repeat, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong! – 16 Nov

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Altruism means that we should not be exclusively preoccupied with our own welfare. This does not imply that one should become a martyr! – 7 Mar 11

Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness. – 2 Mar

Genuine love should first be directed at oneself – if we do not love ourselves, how can we love others? – 26 Jan 11

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