About Me

I have been a teacher of fitness and health for thirty years. In 1989 I was certified for personal training with the National Acadamy of Sports Medicine. I had a gym in Santa Barbara for eight years. Co-owned and created a spinning bike company which manufactured bikes for five years. Also I have worked with nutrition companies for twenty years. Along with many wonderful non famous people I have trained many celebrities, and members of the Royal Family. My own athletic past consists of long distance running, long distance cycling, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, rollerblading, hiking, sand running, track work, and weight training. I have authored two fitness columns in local papers, and have been writing this blog since January 2010.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wise Sayings From Wise People

If you have been reading my blog in the past year and a half, you know that I love quotes from wise people.  Some of these people lived many years ago or are still alive today, but what they had to say is still pertinent to what we need to know today.  We can learn a great deal from their teachings, and that is why I have given this blog to them.....enjoy!

When we can learn how to choose our thoughts, we can free ourselves of ones that debilitate and harm us.  Resentment is one of those thoughts.

We are spiritual beings, having a human experience.  Our material gain is temporary, and is ultimately not ours.

Anytime we are desperate for anything, we will most likely push it away.  It is in the letting go of something that allows it to come to us.  Just like the butterfly, we must not chase our happiness, but let it come to us without desperation or fear.

I believe that many of us are more afraid of our greatness, than we are afraid of our weakness's.  We are all special, individual, beings, with our own gifts to offer.  Being the best we can be should always be what we aim for.  When we step into our power and become who we truly are, that is when we find our authentic selves.

Our egos are what get us into most of the heartache that we experience.  Letting go of ego is probably the most difficult thing to do.  The ego wants to be right, wants to win, wants to protect itself, wants to control, wants to judge, and wants to separate from others.  Letting go of ego is where we can find peace.

Finding time for meditation and quiet time is vital for connecting to source.  This is where one can find solutions to problems, guidance, peace, and tranquility.  It is essential for spiritual growth and health of body, mind, and spirit.

There are many days where your best is just making it through that day.  Having the courage to get up and try again tomorrow is powerful.  Some of us are experiencing very trying times right now, and having the strength and courage to keep going is monumental.  Being a warrior is not always about being a super hero, but about having the stamina to keep going and keep trying.

Many of us are so afraid of failure, that we never try.  There is more failure in never trying than there will ever be in failing.  Failure makes you stronger, wiser, and more compassionate.  It is in failing that we can truly succeed.

Happiness is always within, yet many of us keep looking for it outside of ourselves.  We will never find it there.  We can only find it inside ourselves no matter the circumstance or situation that is happening on the outside. 

Our thoughts are powerful and create our life.  Do not think unconsciously if you are interested in creating the life you want.  It is your thoughts that create everything.  Thoughts are energy, and we need to choose them carefully if we want our dreams to come to fruition. 

I hope that you enjoyed these wonderful quotes of wisdom.  We can learn a great deal from those who have come before us, and those who are still with us.  Till next time!

Wishing You Health and Happiness,

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