Fu For You – Food For Thought
He who knows much about others may be learned, but he who understands himself is more intelligent. He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” ~ Lao Tzu
‘Tis the Season
We wish for you that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
“Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
What your habits, they become character.
What your character, it becomes your culture.” ~ B.T. Swami
“Emotions are like waves on the sea, or weather in the skies, rising and passing of their own accord. You cannot control your feelings by an act of intention or will. So, you are not responsible for your feelings; only for your response to them. Accept emotions completely, let your feelings be, just don’t let them run your life.” ~ Dan Millman
The Power of Love
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Changing Your Mind
Integrity is deeply rooted in honesty, and sometimes honesty means accepting a different perspective.
Rewarding Dedication to the Journey
Congratulations to our black sash instructors. “To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment.” ~ Steve Maraboli
The Power of Commitment
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions that speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over scepticism.” ~ Unknown
“The task before us is not to be perfect, but to be able to accept imperfection.” ~ unknown
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow’!” ~ Mary Ann Radmacher, American Author & Artist
The Power of Teaching
“When one teaches, two learn.”
Robert Heinlein, American Science-Fiction Writer
“If it is true that the sun, the seasons, the waters, and human life itself go in cycles, the inference is that ‘there is time for all things.’ Something different to be done at each stage of the cycle…Only when we realize that nothing is new can we live with an intensity in which everything becomes new.” ~ Northrop Frye
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill
“When you judge another, you do not define them: you define yourself!” ~ unknown
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Roar of Freedom
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Peace on Earth & Good Will Toward All
In the holiday season, we come together as one spirit and share a common belief in the inherent good in mankind and a shared hope for peace on earth.
Holding Onto Anger
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha
How to Become Better
“You don’t get better on the days that you feel like going; you get better on the days that you don’t want to go but you go anyway! If you can overcome the negative energy coming from your tired body or unmotivated mind, you will grow and become better.” ~ Georges St. Pierre
Be Your Own Person
We are raised on comparison; our education is based on it; so is our culture. So, we struggle to be someone other than who we are.