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08.27 - Value of Religious Exercises
1.ww - A Morning Exercise
1.ww - Lines Written As A School Exercise At Hawkshead, Anno Aetatis 14
The Spiritual Exercises
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exercised ::: discharged, performed, fulfilled (functions). :::

exercised ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Exercise

exercise ::: n. --> The act of exercising; a setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use; habitual activity; occupation, in general; practice.
Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.
Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise

exerciser ::: n. --> One who exercises.

exercise, left as an
Used to complete a proof in technical books when one doesn't
mind a {handwave}, or to avoid one entirely. The complete
phrase is: "The proof [or "the rest"] is left as an exercise
for the reader." This comment *has* occasionally been
attached to unsolved research problems by authors possessed of
either an evil sense of humour or a vast faith in the
capabilities of their audiences.
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exercised ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Exercise

exercise ::: n. --> The act of exercising; a setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use; habitual activity; occupation, in general; practice.
Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.
Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise

exerciser ::: n. --> One who exercises.

exercise dominion over the north, see Gabriel,

exercises dominion over the stars and constella¬

exercise government over all mankind, and to

exercises dominion over the great sciences,

exercises dominion over the zodiacal sign of

exercises dominion over rivers.

exercise, left as an ::: Used to complete a proof in technical books when one doesn't mind a handwave, or to avoid one entirely. The complete phrase is: The proof [or the rest] is attached to unsolved research problems by authors possessed of either an evil sense of humour or a vast faith in the capabilities of their audiences.[Jargon File] (1995-02-20)

exercised ::: discharged, performed, fulfilled (functions). :::

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1:There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
2:He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God. ~ Epictetus,
3:Will, therefore, is the unbroken determination to exercise free choice as well as self-restraint, in spite of the unavoidable experience of shame and doubt in infancy. ~ Erik Erikson,
4:When mountain-climbing is made too easy, the spiritual effect of the mountain exercises vanishes into the air. ~ D. T. Suzuki,
5:Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
6:Some of the roots of role-playing games (RPGs) are grounded in clinical and academic role assumption and role-playing exercises. ~ Gary Gygax,
7:Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong. ~ Terry Pratchett,
8:Pain warns us not to exert our limbs to the point of breaking them. How much knowledge would we not need to recognize this by the exercise of mere reason. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
9:The thought of a solitary man can become, by exercise of selfless and undoubting Will, the thought of a nation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings The Real Difficulty,
10:But not only are vices of the soul voluntary, but those of the body also for some men, whom we accordingly blame; while no one blames those who are ugly by nature, we blame those who are so owing to want of exercise and care. ~ Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Book 3,
11:The joy of life consists in the exercise of ones energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal. ~ Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autobiography ,
12:Among the people also, a sailor with a rudder or oars or a farmer with a spade and a hoe each in his way succeeds in accustoming himself to his action. You too can acquire strength through regular exercise. Nonetheless, it is appropriate for each person to choose a sword that corresponds to his strength. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
13:If anger be the basis of our political activities, the excitement tends to become an end in itself, at the expense of the object to be achieved. Side issues then assume an exaggerated importance, and all gravity of thought and action is lost; such excitement is not an exercise of strength, but a display of weakness. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
14:It may be necessary to regain one's original sexuality from the mass of fantasy and association into which it mostly sinks. This is achieved by judicious use of abstention and by arousing lust without any form of mental prop or fantasy. This exercise is also therapeutic. Be ye ever virgin unto Kia. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null Liber LUX,
15:Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercises, even over the appearance of external objects. Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision. ~ Charles Dickens,
16:The worlds beyond exist: they have their universal rhythm, their grand lines and formations, their self-existent laws and mighty energies, their just and luminous means of knowledge. And here on our physical existence and in our physical body they exercise their influences; here also they organise their means of manifestation and commission their messengers and their witnesses. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.03,
17:Would you please explain to me how doing Yoga brings you near to the Divine? And what is the real meaning of Yoga? Is it only contortive body-exercises or is there a yoga of the mind also? This has nothing to do with a spiritual life, not even with religion. X will explain to you in detail, but I can tell you that Yoga is not only an aspiration of the mind towards the Divine but also and chiefly a yearning of the heart. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
18:In Japanese language, kata (though written as 方) is a frequently-used suffix meaning way of doing, with emphasis on the form and order of the process. Other meanings are training method and formal exercise. The goal of a painter's practicing, for example, is to merge his consciousness with his brush; the potter's with his clay; the garden designer's with the materials of the garden. Once such mastery is achieved, the theory goes, the doing of a thing perfectly is as easy as thinking it ~ Boye De Mente, Japan's Secret Weapon - The Kata Factor ,
19:For strength of character in the race as in the individual consists mainly in the power of sacrificing the present for the future, of disregarding the immediate temptations of ephemeral pleasure for more distant and lasting sources of satisfaction. The more the power is exercised the higher and stronger becomes the character; till the height of heroism is reached in men who renounce the pleasures of life and even life itself for the sake of winning for others, perhaps in distant ages, the blessings of freedom and truth. ~ James George Frazer, The Golden Bough ,
20:31. For your exercise this week, visualize your friend, see him exactly as you last saw him, see the room, the furniture, recall the conversation, now see his face, see it distinctly, now talk to him about some subject of mutual interest; see his expression change, watch him smile. Can you do this? All right, you can; then arouse his interest, tell him a story of adventure, see his eyes light up with the spirit of fun or excitement. Can you do all of this? If so, your imagination is good, you are making excellent progress. ~ Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System ,
21:That all-pervading Beauty is not an exercise in creative imagination. It is the actual structure of the universe. That all-pervading Beauty is in truth the very nature of the Kosmos right now. It is not something you have to imagine, because it is the actual structure of perception in all domains. If you remain in the eye of Spirit, every object is an object of radiant Beauty. If the doors of perception are cleansed, the entire Kosmos is your lost and found Beloved, the Original Face of primordial Beauty, forever,and forever, and endlessly forever. ~ Ken Wilber, The Eye Of Spirit p. 138,
22:Weekly Reviews ::: Dedicate at least one afternoon or entire evening during the weekend to review all of your courses. Make certain you have an understanding of where each course is going and that your study schedule is appropriate. Do the 4x6 thing: One card for each chapter. Then ask yourself how each chapter relates to other chapters, and then, how the readings relate to each of the lectures. Are there contradictions? Differences of opinion, approach, method? What evidence is there to support the differences of opinion? What are your views? Can you defend them? A good exercise. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study ,
23:Hence the strong attraction which magic and science alike have exercised on the human mind; hence the powerful stimulus that both have given to the pursuit of knowledge. They lure the weary enquirer, the footsore seeker, on through the wilderness of disappointment in the present by their endless promises of the future: they take him up to the top of an exceeding high mountain and show him, beyond the dark clouds and rolling mists at his feet, a vision of the celestial city, far off, it may be, but radiant with unearthly splendour, bathed in the light of dreams. ~ James George Frazer, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion Volume 1,
24:Imagine now that you're in your dream job. As you visualise it, try to write down as many key characteristics you envision the job to have. What type of company do you work for? Where is the company geographically based? What is your job title? What kind of projects do you work on? Which parts of those projects are you responsible for? How big is the team you're in? Who do you report to? Does anyone report to you? It's ok if you can't answer all of these right now, the aim here is to try and paint a picture of the type of job you're looking for. Even if that picture is still somewhat blurry after this exercise, at least you will have a canvas on which to start filling in the gaps. ~ Marcus Tomlinson, How to become an Expert Software Engineer ,
25:With many people custom and habit of which ethics is but the social expression are the things most difficult to give up: and it is a useful practice to break any habit just to get into the way of being free from that form of slavery. Hence we have practices for breaking up sleep, for putting our bodies into strained and unnatural positions, for doing difficult exercises of breathing -- all these, apart from any special merit they may have in themselves for any particular purpose, have the main merit that the man forces himself todo them despite any conditions that may exist. Having conquered internal resistance one may conquer external resistance more easily. In a steam boat the engine must first overcome its own inertia before it can attack the resistance of the water. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
26:It is to bring back all the scattered threads of consciousness to a single point, a single idea. Those who can attain a perfect attention succeed in everything they undertake; they will always make rapid progress. And this kind of concentration can be developed exactly like the muscles; one may follow different systems, different methods of training. Today we know that the most pitiful weakling, for example, can with discipline become as strong as anyone else. One should not have a will that flickers out like a candle. The will, the concentration must be cultivated; it is a question of method, of regular exercise. If you will, you can. But the thought Whats the use? must not come in to weaken the will. The idea that one is born with a certain character and can do nothing about it is a stupidity. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
27:Mother, how can one strengthen one's will?Oh, as one strengthens muscles, by a methodical exercise. You take one little thing, something you want to do or dont want to do. Begin with a small thing, not something very essential to the being, but a small detail. And then, if, for instance, it is something you are in the habit of doing,you insist on it with the same regularity, you see, either not to do it or to do it - you insist on it and compel yourself to do it as you compel yourself to life a weight - its the same thing. You make the same kind of effort, but it is more of an inner effort. And after having taken little things like this - things relatively easy, you know - after taking these and succeeding with them, you can unite with a greater force and try a more complicated experiment. And gradually, if you do this regularly, you will end up by acquiring an independent and very strong will. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 391,
28:Metamorphosis: The transmutation of the mind to magical consciousness has often been called the Great Work. It has a far-reaching purpose leading eventually to the discovery of the True Will. Even a slight ability to change oneself is more valuable than any power over the external universe. Metamorphosis is an exercise in willed restructuring of the mind. All attempts to reorganize the mind involve a duality between conditions as they are and the preferred condition. Thus it is impossible to cultivate any virtue like spontaneity, joy, pious, pride, grace or omnipotence without involving oneself in more conventionality, sorrow, guilt, sin and impotence in the process. Religions are founded on the fallacy that one can or ought to have one without the other. High magic recognizes the dualistic condition but does not care whether life is bittersweet or sweet and sour; rather it seeks to achieve any arbitrary perceptual perspective at will. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber MMM ,
29:Sweet Mother, Just as there is a methodical progression of exercises for mental and physical education, isn't there a similar method to progress towards Sri Aurobindo's yoga? It should vary with each individual. Could you make a step-by-step programme for me to follow daily?The mechanical regularity of a fixed programme is indispensable for physical, mental and vital development; but this mechanical rigidity has little or no effect on spiritual development where the spontaneity of an absolute sincerity is indispensable. Sri Aurobindo has written very clearly on this subject. And what he has written on it has appeared in The Synthesis Of Yoga. However, as an initial help to set you on the path, I can tell you: (1) that on getting up, before starting the day, it is good to make an offering of this day to the Divine, an offering of all that one thinks, all that one is, all that one will do; (2) and at night, before going to sleep, it is good to review the day, taking note of all the times one has forgotten or neglected to make an offering of one's self or one's action, and to aspire or pray that these lapses do not recur. This is a minimum, a very small beginning - and it should increase with the sincerity of your consecration. 31 March 1965 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
30:Sweet Mother, Sri Aurobindo is speaking about occult endeavour here and says that those who don't have the capacity must wait till it is given to them. Can't they get it through practice? No. That is, if it is latent in someone, it can be developed by practice. But if one doesn't have occult power, he may try for fifty years, he won't get anywhere. Everybody cannot have occult power. It is as though you were asking whether everybody could be a musician, everybody could be a painter, everybody could... Some can, some can't. It is a question of temperament. What is the difference between occultism and mysticism? They are not at all the same thing. Mysticism is a more or less emotive relation with what one senses to be a divine power - that kind of highly emotional, affective, very intense relation with something invisible which is or is taken for the Divine. That is mysticism. Occultism is exactly what he has said: it is the knowledge of invisible forces and the power to handle them. It is a science. It is altogether a science. I always compare occultism with chemistry, for it is the same kind of knowledge as the knowledge of chemistry for material things. It is a knowledge of invisible forces, their different vibrations, their interrelations, the combinations which can be made by bringing them together and the power one can exercise over them. It is absolutely scientific; and it ought to be learnt like a science; that is, one cannot practise occultism as something emotional or something vague and imprecise. You must work at it as you would do at chemistry, and learn all the rules or find them if there is nobody to teach you. But it is at some risk to yourself that you can find them. There are combinations here as explosive as certain chemical combinations. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
31:Disciple : What part does breathing exercise - Pranayama - play in bringing about the higher consciousness?Sri Aurobindo : It sets the Pranic - vital - currents free and removes dullness of the brain so that the higher consciousness can come down. Pranayama does not bring dullness in the brain. My own experience, on the contrary, is that brain becomes illumined. When I was practising Pranayama at Baroda, I used to do it for about five hours in the day, - three hours in the morning and two in the evening. I found that the mind began to work with great illumination and power. I used to write poetry in those days. Before the Pranayama practice, usually I wrote five to eight lines per day; and about two hundred lines in a month. After the practice I could write 200 lines within half an hour. That was not the only result. Formerly my memory was dull. But after this practice I found that when the inspiration came I could remember all the lines in their order and write them down correctly at any time. Along with these enhanced functionings I could see an electrical activity all round the brain, and I could feel that it was made up of a subtle substance. I could feel everything as the working of that substance. That was far from your carbon-dioxide!Disciple : How is it that Pranayama develops mental capacities? What part does it play in bringing about the higher consciousness?Sri Aurobindo : It is the Pranic - vital - currents which sustain mental activity. When these currents are changed by Pranayama, they bring about a change in the brain. The cause of dullness of the brain is some obstruction in it which does not allow the higher thought to be communicated to it. When this obstruction is removed the higher mental being is able to communicate its action easily to the brain. When the higher consciousness is attained the brain does not become dull. My experience is that it becomes illumined. ~ Sri Aurobindo, A B Purani Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo,
32:I know some individuals who make this their daily practice: starting at the beginning and reading a canto or half a canto every day till they reach the end and then starting at the beginning again, and in that way they have gone through the whole of Savitri many times. When this is done in groups there's really no doubt that by this going through the whole soundbody of the epic from beginning to end aloud, there must be built up a very strong force field of vibrations. It is definitely of benefit to the people who participate in it. But again I would say that the effect or benefit of this sacrifice will be richer to the extent that the reading is done with understanding and above all with soul surrender. It shouldn't become a mere ritual.Sri Aurobindo's mantric lines, repeated one after the other, will always have their power; but the power will be much greater if the mind can participate, and the will and the heart.I have also heard of some groups who select one line that seems to have a particular mantric power and then within the group they chant that line many, many times. They concentrate on that one special line, and try to take its vibrations deep into themselves. Again I am sure that this is very beneficial to those who practice it.In that way the words enter very deeply into the consciousness. There they resonate and do their work, and perhaps not just the surface meaning but the deeper meaning and the deeper vibrations may reveal their full depth to those who undertake this exercise if it is done with self-dedication, with a true aspiration to internalise the heart of the meaning, not just as a mere repetition.At another end of the spectrum of possible approaches to Savitri, we can say there would be the aesthetic approach, the approach of enjoying it for its poetic beauty. I met a gentleman a couple of months ago, who told me, "We have faith in Sri Aurobindo, but it is so difficult to understand his books. We tried with The Life Divine, we tried with The Synthesis of Yoga but we found them so difficult. ~ collab summer & fall 2011,
33:But usually the representative influence occupies a much larger place in the life of the sadhaka. If the Yoga is guided by a received written Shastra, - some Word from the past which embodies the experience of former Yogins, - it may be practised either by personal effort alone or with the aid of a Guru. The spiritual knowledge is then gained through meditation on the truths that are taught and it is made living and conscious by their realisation in the personal experience; the Yoga proceeds by the results of prescribed methods taught in a Scripture or a tradition and reinforced and illumined by the instructions of the Master. This is a narrower practice, but safe and effective within its limits, because it follows a well-beaten track to a long familiar goal.For the sadhaka of the integral Yoga it is necessary to remember that no written Shastra, however great its authority or however large its spirit, can be more than a partial expression of the eternal Knowledge. He will use, but never bind himself even by the greatest Scripture. Where the Scripture is profound, wide, catholic, it may exercise upon him an influence for the highest good and of incalculable importance. It may be associated in his experience with his awakening to crowning verities and his realisation of the highest experiences. His Yoga may be governed for a long time by one Scripture or by several successively, - if it is in the line of the great Hindu tradition, by the Gita, for example, the Upanishads, the Veda. Or it may be a good part of his development to include in its material a richly varied experience of the truths of many Scriptures and make the future opulent with all that is best in the past. But in the end he must take his station, or better still, if he can, always and from the beginning he must live in his own soul beyond the limitations of the word that he uses. The Gita itself thus declares that the Yogin in his progress must pass beyond the written Truth, - sabdabrahmativartate - beyond all that he has heard and all that he has yet to hear, - srotavyasya srutasya ca. For he is not the sadhaka of a book or of many books; he is a sadhaka of the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.01 - The Four Aids,
34:outward appearances..." I did not quite understand "the egoistic state of consciousness absorbed in the outward People are occupied with outward things. That means that the consciousness is turned towards external things - that is, all the things of life which one sees, knows, does - instead of being turned inwards in order to find the deeper truth, the divine Presence. This is the first movement. You are busy with all that you do, with the people around you, the things you use; and then with life: sleeping, eating, talking, working a little, having a little fun also; and then beginning over again: sleeping, eating, etc., etc., and then it begins again. And then what this one has said, what that one has done, what one ought to do, the lesson one ought to learn, the exercise one ought to prepare; and then again whether one is keeping well, whether one is feeling fit, etc. This is what one usually thinks about. So the first movement - and it is not so easy - is to make all that pass to the background, and let one thing come inside and in front of the consciousness as the important thing: the discovery of the very purpose of existence and life, to learn what one is, why one lives, and what there is behind all this. This is the first step: to be interested more in the cause and goal than in the manifestation. That is, the first movement is a withdrawal of the consciousness from this total identification with outward and apparent things, and a kind of inward concentration on what one wants to discover, the Truth one wants to discover. This is the first movement. Many people who are here forget one thing. They want to begin by the end. They think that they are ready to express in their life what they call the supramental Force or Consciousness, and they want to infuse this in their actions, their movements, their daily life. But the trouble is that they don't at all know what the supramental Force or Consciousness is and that first of all it is necessary to take the reverse path, the way of interiorisation and of withdrawal from life, in order to find within oneself this Truth which has to be expressed. For as long as one has not found it, there is nothing to ~ The Mother,
35:Self-Abuse by Drugs Not a drop of alcohol is to be brought into this temple. Master Bassui (1327-1387)1 (His dying instructions: first rule) In swinging between liberal tolerance one moment and outraged repression the next, modern societies seem chronically incapable of reaching consistent attitudes about drugs. Stephen Batchelor2 Drugs won't show you the truth. Drugs will only show you what it's like to be on drugs. Brad Warner3 Implicit in the authentic Buddhist Path is sila. It is the time-honored practice of exercising sensible restraints [Z:73-74]. Sila's ethical guidelines provide the bedrock foundation for one's personal behavior in daily life. At the core of every religion are some self-disciplined renunciations corresponding to sila. Yet, a profound irony has been reshaping the human condition in most cultures during the last half century. It dates from the years when psychoactive drugs became readily available. During this era, many naturally curious persons could try psychedelic short-cuts and experience the way their consciousness might seem to ''expand.'' A fortunate few of these experimenters would become motivated to follow the nondrug meditative route when they pursued various spiritual paths. One fact is often overlooked. Meditation itself has many mind-expanding, psychedelic properties [Z:418-426]. These meditative experiences can also stimulate a drug-free spiritual quest. Meanwhile, we live in a drug culture. It is increasingly a drugged culture, for which overprescribing physicians must shoulder part of the blame. Do drugs have any place along the spiritual path? This issue will always be hotly debated.4 In Zen, the central issue is not whether each spiritual aspirant has the ''right'' to exercise their own curiosity, or the ''right'' to experiment on their own brains in the name of freedom of religion. It is a free country. Drugs are out there. The real questions are:  Can you exercise the requisite self-discipline to follow the Zen Buddhist Path?  Do you already have enough common sense to ask that seemingly naive question, ''What would Buddha do?'' (WWBD). ~ James Austin, Zen-Brain Reflections _Reviewing_Recent_Developments_in_Meditation_and_States_of_Consciousness,
36:The preliminary movement of Rajayoga is careful self-discipline by which good habits of mind are substituted for the lawless movements that indulge the lower nervous being. By the practice of truth, by renunciation of all forms of egoistic seeking, by abstention from injury to others, by purity, by constant meditation and inclination to the divine Purusha who is the true lord of the mental kingdom, a pure, clear state of mind and heart is established. This is the first step only. Afterwards, the ordinary activities of the mind and sense must be entirely quieted in order that the soul may be free to ascend to higher states of consciousness and acquire the foundation for a perfect freedom and self-mastery. But Rajayoga does not forget that the disabilities of the ordinary mind proceed largely from its subjection to the reactions of the nervous system and the body. It adopts therefore from the Hathayogic system its devices of asana and pranayama, but reduces their multiple and elaborate forms in each case to one simplest and most directly effective process sufficient for its own immediate object. Thus it gets rid of the Hathayogic complexity and cumbrousness while it utilises the swift and powerful efficacy of its methods for the control of the body and the vital functions and for the awakening of that internal dynamism, full of a latent supernormal faculty, typified in Yogic terminology by the kundalini, the coiled and sleeping serpent of Energy within. This done, the system proceeds to the perfect quieting of the restless mind and its elevation to a higher plane through concentration of mental force by the successive stages which lead to the utmost inner concentration or ingathered state of the consciousness which is called Samadhi. By Samadhi, in which the mind acquires the capacity of withdrawing from its limited waking activities into freer and higher states of consciousness, Rajayoga serves a double purpose. It compasses a pure mental action liberated from the confusions of the outer consciousness and passes thence to the higher supra-mental planes on which the individual soul enters into its true spiritual existence. But also it acquires the capacity of that free and concentrated energising of consciousness on its object which our philosophy asserts as the primary cosmic energy and the method of divine action upon the world. By this capacity the Yogin, already possessed of the highest supracosmic knowledge and experience in the state of trance, is able in the waking state to acquire directly whatever knowledge and exercise whatever mastery may be useful or necessary to his activities in the objective world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Conditions of the Synthesis,
37:reading ::: 50 Psychology Classics: List of Books Covered: Alfred Adler - Understanding Human Nature (1927) Gordon Allport - The Nature of Prejudice (1954) Albert Bandura - Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control (1997) Gavin Becker - The Gift of Fear (1997) Eric Berne - Games People Play (1964) Isabel Briggs Myers - Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980) Louann Brizendine - The Female Brain (2006) David D Burns - Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980) Susan Cain - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012) Robert Cialdini - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Creativity (1997) Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006) Albert Ellis & Robert Harper - (1961) A Guide To Rational Living(1961) Milton Erickson - My Voice Will Go With You (1982) by Sidney Rosen Eric Erikson - Young Man Luther (1958) Hans Eysenck - Dimensions of Personality (1947) Viktor Frankl - The Will to Meaning (1969) Anna Freud - The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (1936) Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams (1901) Howard Gardner - Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983) Daniel Gilbert - Stumbling on Happiness (2006) Malcolm Gladwell - Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005) Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence at Work (1998) John M Gottman - The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work (1999) Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed (2013) Harry Harlow - The Nature of Love (1958) Thomas A Harris - I'm OK - You're OK (1967) Eric Hoffer - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951) Karen Horney - Our Inner Conflicts (1945) William James - Principles of Psychology (1890) Carl Jung - The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1953) Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) Alfred Kinsey - Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) RD Laing - The Divided Self (1959) Abraham Maslow - The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1970) Stanley Milgram - Obedience To Authority (1974) Walter Mischel - The Marshmallow Test (2014) Leonard Mlodinow - Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior (2012) IP Pavlov - Conditioned Reflexes (1927) Fritz Perls - Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951) Jean Piaget - The Language and Thought of the Child (1966) Steven Pinker - The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002) VS Ramachandran - Phantoms in the Brain (1998) Carl Rogers - On Becoming a Person (1961) Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970) Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2004) Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness (2002) BF Skinner - Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1953) Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen - Difficult Conversations (2000) William Styron - Darkness Visible (1990) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Psychology Classics ,
38:What is the exact way of feeling that we belong to the Divine and that the Divine is acting in us? You must not feel with your head (because you may think so, but that's something vague); you must feel with your sense-feeling. Naturally one begins by wanting it with the mind, because that is the first thing that understands. And then one has an aspiration here (pointing to the heart), with a flame which pushes you to realise it. But if you want it to be truly the thing, well, you must feel it. You are doing something, suppose, for example, you are doing exercises, weight-lifting. Now suddenly without your knowing how it happened, suddenly you have the feeling that there is a force infinitely greater than you, greater, more powerful, a force that does the lifting for you. Your body becomes something almost non-existent and there is this Something that lifts. And then you will see; when that happens to you, you will no longer ask how it should be done, you will know. That does happen. It depends upon people, depends upon what dominates in their being. Those who think have suddenly the feeling that it is no longer they who think, that there is something which knows much better, sees much more clearly, which is infinitely more luminous, more conscious in them, which organises the thoughts and words; and then they write. But if the experience is complete, it is even no longer they who write, it is that same Thing that takes hold of their hand and makes it write. Well, one knows at that moment that the little physical person is just a tiny insignificant tool trying to remain as quiet as possible in order not to disturb the experience. Yes, at no cost must the experience be disturbed. If suddenly you say: "Oh, look, how strange it is!"... How can we reach that state? Aspire for it, want it. Try to be less and less selfish, but not in the sense of becoming nice to other people or forgetting yourself, not that: have less and less the feeling that you are a person, a separate entity, something existing in itself, isolated from the rest. And then, above all, above all, it is that inner flame, that aspiration, that need for the light. It is a kind of - how to put it? - luminous enthusiasm that seizes you. It is an irresistible need to melt away, to give oneself, to exist only in the Divine. At that moment you have the experience of your aspiration. But that moment should be absolutely sincere and as integral as possible; and all this must occur not only in the head, not only here, but must take place everywhere, in all the cells of the body. The consciousness integrally must have this irresistible need.... The thing lasts for some time, then diminishes, gets extinguished. You cannot keep these things for very long. But then it so happens that a moment later or the next day or some time later, suddenly you have the opposite experience. Instead of feeling this ascent, and all that, this is no longer there and you have the feeling of the Descent, the Answer. And nothing but the Answer exists. Nothing but the divine thought, the divine will, the divine energy, the divine action exists any longer. And you too, you are no longer there. That is to say, it is the answer to our aspiration. It may happen immediately afterwards - that is very rare but may happen. If you have both simultaneously, then the state is perfect; usually they alternate; they alternate more and more closely until the moment there is a total fusion. Then there is no more distinction. I heard a Sufi mystic, who was besides a great musician, an Indian, saying that for the Sufis there was a state higher than that of adoration and surrender to the Divine, than that of devotion, that this was not the last stage; the last stage of the progress is when there is no longer any distinction; you have no longer this kind of adoration or surrender or consecration; it is a very simple state in which one makes no distinction between the Divine and oneself. They know this. It is even written in their books. It is a commonly known condition in which everything becomes quite simple. There is no longer any difference. There is no longer that kind of ecstatic surrender to "Something" which is beyond you in every way, which you do not understand, which is merely the result of your aspiration, your devotion. There is no difference any longer. When the union is perfect, there is no longer any difference. Is this the end of self-progress? There is never any end to progress - never any end, you can never put a full stop there. ~ The Mother,
39:Why do we forget our dreams? Because you do not dream always at the same place. It is not always the same part of your being that dreams and it is not at the same place that you dream. If you were in conscious, direct, continuous communication with all the parts of your being, you would remember all your dreams. But very few parts of the being are in communication. For example, you have a dream in the subtle physical, that is to say, quite close to the physical. Generally, these dreams occur in the early hours of the morning, that is between four and five o'clock, at the end of the sleep. If you do not make a sudden movement when you wake up, if you remain very quiet, very still and a little attentive - quietly attentive - and concentrated, you will remember them, for the communication between the subtle physical and the physical is established - very rarely is there no communication. Now, dreams are mostly forgotten because you have a dream while in a certain state and then pass into another. For instance, when you sleep, your body is asleep, your vital is asleep, but your mind is still active. So your mind begins to have dreams, that is, its activity is more or less coordinated, the imagination is very active and you see all kinds of things, take part in extraordinary happenings.... After some time, all that calms down and the mind also begins to doze. The vital that was resting wakes up; it comes out of the body, walks about, goes here and there, does all kinds of things, reacts, sometimes fights, and finally eats. It does all kinds of things. The vital is very adventurous. It watches. When it is heroic it rushes to save people who are in prison or to destroy enemies or it makes wonderful discoveries. But this pushes back the whole mental dream very far behind. It is rubbed off, forgotten: naturally you cannot remember it because the vital dream takes its place. But if you wake up suddenly at that moment, you remember it. There are people who have made the experiment, who have got up at certain fixed hours of the night and when they wake up suddenly, they do remember. You must not move brusquely, but awake in the natural course, then you remember. After a time, the vital having taken a good stroll, needs to rest also, and so it goes into repose and quietness, quite tired at the end of all kinds of adventures. Then something else wakes up. Let us suppose that it is the subtle physical that goes for a walk. It starts moving and begins wandering, seeing the rooms and... why, this thing that was there, but it has come here and that other thing which was in that room is now in this one, and so on. If you wake up without stirring, you remembeR But this has pushed away far to the back of the consciousness all the stories of the vital. They are forgotten and so you cannot recollect your dreams. But if at the time of waking up you are not in a hurry, you are not obliged to leave your bed, on the contrary you can remain there as long as you wish, you need not even open your eyes; you keep your head exactly where it was and you make yourself like a tranquil mirror within and concentrate there. You catch just a tiny end of the tail of your dream. You catch it and start pulling gently, without stirring in the least. You begin pulling quite gently, and then first one part comes, a little later another. You go backward; the last comes up first. Everything goes backward, slowly, and suddenly the whole dream reappears: "Ah, there! it was like that." Above all, do not jump up, do not stir; you repeat the dream to yourself several times - once, twice - until it becomes clear in all its details. Once that dream is settled, you continue not to stir, you try to go further in, and suddenly you catch the tail of something else. It is more distant, more vague, but you can still seize it. And here also you hang on, get hold of it and pull, and you see that everything changes and you enter another world; all of a sudden you have an extraordinary adventure - it is another dream. You follow the same process. You repeat the dream to yourself once, twice, until you are sure of it. You remain very quiet all the time. Then you begin to penetrate still more deeply into yourself, as though you were going in very far, very far; and again suddenly you see a vague form, you have a feeling, a sensation... like a current of air, a slight breeze, a little breath; and you say, "Well, well...." It takes a form, it becomes clear - and the third category comes. You must have a lot of time, a lot of patience, you must be very quiet in your mind and body, very quiet, and you can tell the story of your whole night from the end right up to the beginning. Even without doing this exercise which is very long and difficult, in order to recollect a dream, whether it be the last one or the one in the middle that has made a violent impression on your being, you must do what I have said when you wake up: take particular care not even to move your head on the pillow, remain absolutely still and let the dream return. Some people do not have a passage between one state and another, there is a little gap and so they leap from one to the other; there is no highway passing through all the states of being with no break of the consciousness. A small dark hole, and you do not remember. It is like a precipice across which one has to extend the consciousness. To build a bridge takes a very long time; it takes much longer than building a physical bridge.... Very few people want to and know how to do it. They may have had magnificent activities, they do not remember them or sometimes only the last, the nearest, the most physical activity, with an uncoordinated movement - dreams having no sense. But there are as many different kinds of nights and sleep as there are different days and activities. There are not many days that are alike, each day is different. The days are not the same, the nights are not the same. You and your friends are doing apparently the same thing, but for each one it is very different. And each one must have his own procedure. Why are two dreams never alike?Because all things are different. No two minutes are alike in the universe and it will be so till the end of the universe, no two minutes will ever be alike. And men obstinately want to make rules! One must do this and not that.... Well! we must let people please themselves. You could have put to me a very interesting question: "Why am I fourteen years old today?" Intelligent people will say: "It is because it is the fourteenth year since you were born." That is the answer of someone who believes himself to be very intelligent. But there is another reason. I shall tell this to you alone.... I have drowned you all sufficiently well! Now you must begin to learn swimming! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 36?,
40:The whole question. The whole question? And now, do you understand?... Not quite? I told you that you did not understand because it was muddled up; in one question three different ideas were included. So naturally it created a confusion. But taken separately they are what I explained to you just now, most probably; that is to say, one has this altogether ignorant and obliterated consciousness and is convinced that he is the cause and effect, the origin and result of himself, separate from all others, separate with a limited power to act upon others and a little greater capacity to be set in movement by others or to react to others' influence. That is how people think usually, something like that, isn't that so? How do you feel, you? What effect do you have upon yourself? And you? And you?... You have never thought about it? You have never looked into yourself to see what effect you exercise upon yourself? Never thought over it? No? How do you feel? Nobody will tell me? Come, you tell me that. Never tried to understand how you feel? Yes? No? How strange! Never sought to understand how, for example, decisions take place in you? From where do they come? What makes you decide one thing rather than another? And what is the relation between a decision of yours and your action? And to what extent do you have the freedom of choice between one thing and another? And how far do you feel you are able to, you are free to do this or that or that other or nothing at all?... You have pondered over that? Yes? Is there any one among the students who has thought over it? No? Nobody put the question to himself? You? You?... Even if one thinks over it, perhaps one is not able to answer! One cannot explain? No. It is difficult to explain? Even this simple little thing, to see where in your consciousness the wills that come from outside meet your will (which you call yours, which comes from within), at what place the two join together and to what extent the one from outside acts upon that from within and the one from within acts upon that from outside? You have never tried to find this out? It has never seemed to you unbearable that a will from outside should have an action upon your will? No? I do not know. Oh! I am putting very difficult problems! But, my children, I was preoccupied with that when I was a child of five!... So I thought you must have been preoccupied with it since a long time. In oneself, there are contradictory wills. Yes, many. That is one of the very first discoveries. There is one part which wants things this way; and then at another moment, another way, and a third time, one wants still another thing! Besides, there is even this: something that wants and another which says no. So? But it is exactly that which has to be found if you wish in the least to organise yourself. Why not project yourself upon a screen, as in the cinema, and then look at yourself moving on it? How interesting it is! This is the first step. You project yourself on the screen and then observe and see all that is moving there and how it moves and what happens. You make a little diagram, it becomes so interesting then. And then, after a while, when you are quite accustomed to seeing, you can go one step further and take a decision. Or even a still greater step: you organise - arrange, take up all that, put each thing in its place, organise in such a way that you begin to have a straight movement with an inner meaning. And then you become conscious of your direction and are able to say: "Very well, it will be thus; my life will develop in that way, because that is the logic of my being. Now, I have arranged all that within me, each thing has been put in its place, and so naturally a central orientation is forming. I am following this orientation. One step more and I know what will happen to me for I myself am deciding it...." I do not know, I am telling you this; to me it seemed terribly interesting, the most interesting thing in the world. There was nothing, no other thing that interested me more than that. This happened to me.... I was five or six or seven years old (at seven the thing became quite serious) and I had a father who loved the circus, and he came and told me: "Come with me, I am going to the circus on Sunday." I said: "No, I am doing something much more interesting than going to the circus!" Or again, young friends invited me to attend a meeting where we were to play together, enjoy together: "No, I enjoy here much more...." And it was quite sincere. It was not a pose: for me, it was like this, it was true. There was nothing in the world more enjoyable than that. And I am so convinced that anybody who does it in that way, with the same freshness and sincerity, will obtain most interesting results.... To put all that on a screen in front of yourself and look at what is happening. And the first step is to know all that is happening and then you must not try to shut your eyes when something does not appear pleasant to you! You must keep them wide open and put each thing in that way before the screen. Then you make quite an interesting discovery. And then the next step is to start telling yourself: "Since all that is happening within me, why should I not put this thing in this way and then that thing in that way and then this other in this way and thus wouldn't I be doing something logical that has a meaning? Why should I not remove that thing which stands obstructing the way, these conflicting wills? Why? And what does that represent in the being? Why is it there? If it were put there, would it not help instead of harming me?" And so on. And little by little, little by little, you see clearer and then you see why you are made like that, what is the thing you have got to do - that for which you are born. And then, quite naturally, since all is organised for this thing to happen, the path becomes straight and you can say beforehand: "It is in this way that it will happen." And when things come from outside to try and upset all that, you are able to say: "No, I accept this, for it helps; I reject that, for that harms." And then, after a few years, you curb yourself as you curb a horse: you do whatever you like, in the way you like and you go wherever you like. It seems to me this is worth the trouble. I believe it is the most interesting thing. ...You must have a great deal of sincerity, a little courage and perseverance and then a sort of mental curiosity, you understand, curious, seeking to know, interested, wanting to learn. To love to learn: that, one must have in one's nature. To find it impossible to stand before something grey, all hazy, in which nothing is seen clearly and which gives you quite an unpleasant feeling, for you do not know where you begin and where you end, what is yours and what is not yours and what is settled and what is not settled - what is this pulp-like thing you call yourself in which things get intermingled and act upon one another without even your being aware of it? You ask yourself: "But why have I done this?" You know nothing about it. "And why have I felt that?" You don't know that, either. And then, you are thrown into a world outside that is only fog and you are thrown into a world inside that is also for you another kind of fog, still more impenetrable, in which you live, like a cork thrown upon the waters and the waves carry it away or cast it into the air, and it drops and rolls on. That is quite an unpleasant state. I do not know, but to me it appears unpleasant. To see clearly, to see one's way, where one is going, why one is going there, how one is to go there and what one is going to do and what is the kind of relation with others... But that is a problem so wonderfully interesting - it is interesting - and you can always discover things every minute! One's work is never finished. There is a time, there is a certain state of consciousness when you have the feeling that you are in that condition with all the weight of the world lying heavy upon you and besides you are going in blinkers and do not know where you are going, but there is something which is pushing you. And that is truly a very unpleasant condition. And there is another moment when one draws oneself up and is able to see what is there above, and one becomes it; then one looks at the world as though from the top of a very very high mountain and one sees all that is happening below; then one can choose one's way and follow it. That is a more pleasant condition. This then is truly the truth, you are upon earth for that, surely. All individual beings and all the little concentrations of consciousness were created to do this work. It is the very reason for existence: to be able to become fully conscious of a certain sum of vibrations representing an individual being and put order there and find one's way and follow it. And so, as men do not know it and do not do it, life comes and gives them a blow here: "Oh! that hurts", then a blow there: "Ah! that's hurting me." And the thing goes on like that and all the time it is like that. And all the time they are getting pain somewhere. They suffer, they cry, they groan. But it is simply due to that reason, there is no other: it is that they have not done that little work. If, when they were quite young, there had been someone to teach them to do the work and they had done it without losing time, they could have gone through life gloriously and instead of suffering they would have been all-powerful masters of their destiny. This is not to say that necessarily all things would become pleasant. It is not at all that. But your reaction towards things becomes the true reaction and instead of suffering, you learn; instead of being miserable, you go forward and progress. After all, I believe it is for this that you are here - so that there is someone who can tell you: "There, well, try that. It is worth trying." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 199,
41:The Science of Living To know oneself and to control oneself AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life. Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself. To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour. As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection. All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it. In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think. To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea. Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness. There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill. Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness. Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us. In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist. When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony. Bulletin, November 1950 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
42:Mental EducationOF ALL lines of education, mental education is the most widely known and practised, yet except in a few rare cases there are gaps which make it something very incomplete and in the end quite insufficient. Generally speaking, schooling is considered to be all the mental education that is necessary. And when a child has been made to undergo, for a number of years, a methodical training which is more like cramming than true schooling, it is considered that whatever is necessary for his mental development has been done. Nothing of the kind. Even conceding that the training is given with due measure and discrimination and does not permanently damage the brain, it cannot impart to the human mind the faculties it needs to become a good and useful instrument. The schooling that is usually given can, at the most, serve as a system of gymnastics to increase the suppleness of the brain. From this standpoint, each branch of human learning represents a special kind of mental gymnastics, and the verbal formulations given to these various branches each constitute a special and well-defined language. A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases. Normally these phases follow one after another, but in exceptional individuals they may alternate or even proceed simultaneously. These five phases, in brief, are: (1) Development of the power of concentration, the capacity of attention. (2) Development of the capacities of expansion, widening, complexity and richness. (3) Organisation of one's ideas around a central idea, a higher ideal or a supremely luminous idea that will serve as a guide in life. (4) Thought-control, rejection of undesirable thoughts, to become able to think only what one wants and when one wants. (5) Development of mental silence, perfect calm and a more and more total receptivity to inspirations coming from the higher regions of the being. It is not possible to give here all the details concerning the methods to be employed in the application of these five phases of education to different individuals. Still, a few explanations on points of detail can be given. Undeniably, what most impedes mental progress in children is the constant dispersion of their thoughts. Their thoughts flutter hither and thither like butterflies and they have to make a great effort to fix them. Yet this capacity is latent in them, for when you succeed in arousing their interest, they are capable of a good deal of attention. By his ingenuity, therefore, the educator will gradually help the child to become capable of a sustained effort of attention and a faculty of more and more complete absorption in the work in hand. All methods that can develop this faculty of attention from games to rewards are good and can all be utilised according to the need and the circumstances. But it is the psychological action that is most important and the sovereign method is to arouse in the child an interest in what you want to teach him, a liking for work, a will to progress. To love to learn is the most precious gift that one can give to a child: to love to learn always and everywhere, so that all circumstances, all happenings in life may be constantly renewed opportunities for learning more and always more. For that, to attention and concentration should be added observation, precise recording and faithfulness of memory. This faculty of observation can be developed by varied and spontaneous exercises, making use of every opportunity that presents itself to keep the child's thought wakeful, alert and prompt. The growth of the understanding should be stressed much more than that of memory. One knows well only what one has understood. Things learnt by heart, mechanically, fade away little by little and finally disappear; what is understood is never forgotten. Moreover, you must never refuse to explain to a child the how and the why of things. If you cannot do it yourself, you must direct the child to those who are qualified to answer or point out to him some books that deal with the question. In this way you will progressively awaken in the child the taste for true study and the habit of making a persistent effort to know. This will bring us quite naturally to the second phase of development in which the mind should be widened and enriched. You will gradually show the child that everything can become an interesting subject for study if it is approached in the right way. The life of every day, of every moment, is the best school of all, varied, complex, full of unexpected experiences, problems to be solved, clear and striking examples and obvious consequences. It is so easy to arouse healthy curiosity in children, if you answer with intelligence and clarity the numerous questions they ask. An interesting reply to one readily brings others in its train and so the attentive child learns without effort much more than he usually does in the classroom. By a choice made with care and insight, you should also teach him to enjoy good reading-matter which is both instructive and attractive. Do not be afraid of anything that awakens and pleases his imagination; imagination develops the creative mental faculty and through it study becomes living and the mind develops in joy. In order to increase the suppleness and comprehensiveness of his mind, one should see not only that he studies many varied topics, but above all that a single subject is approached in various ways, so that the child understands in a practical manner that there are many ways of facing the same intellectual problem, of considering it and solving it. This will remove all rigidity from his brain and at the same time it will make his thinking richer and more supple and prepare it for a more complex and comprehensive synthesis. In this way also the child will be imbued with the sense of the extreme relativity of mental learning and, little by little, an aspiration for a truer source of knowledge will awaken in him. Indeed, as the child grows older and progresses in his studies, his mind too ripens and becomes more and more capable of forming general ideas, and with them almost always comes a need for certitude, for a knowledge that is stable enough to form the basis of a mental construction which will permit all the diverse and scattered and often contradictory ideas accumulated in his brain to be organised and put in order. This ordering is indeed very necessary if one is to avoid chaos in one's thoughts. All contradictions can be transformed into complements, but for that one must discover the higher idea that will have the power to bring them harmoniously together. It is always good to consider every problem from all possible standpoints so as to avoid partiality and exclusiveness; but if the thought is to be active and creative, it must, in every case, be the natural and logical synthesis of all the points of view adopted. And if you want to make the totality of your thoughts into a dynamic and constructive force, you must also take great care as to the choice of the central idea of your mental synthesis; for upon that will depend the value of this synthesis. The higher and larger the central idea and the more universal it is, rising above time and space, the more numerous and the more complex will be the ideas, notions and thoughts which it will be able to organise and harmonise. It goes without saying that this work of organisation cannot be done once and for all. The mind, if it is to keep its vigour and youth, must progress constantly, revise its notions in the light of new knowledge, enlarge its frame-work to include fresh notions and constantly reclassify and reorganise its thoughts, so that each of them may find its true place in relation to the others and the whole remain harmonious and orderly. All that has just been said concerns the speculative mind, the mind that learns. But learning is only one aspect of mental activity; the other, which is at least equally important, is the constructive faculty, the capacity to form and thus prepare action. This very important part of mental activity has rarely been the subject of any special study or discipline. Only those who want, for some reason, to exercise a strict control over their mental activities think of observing and disciplining this faculty of formation; and as soon as they try it, they have to face difficulties so great that they appear almost insurmountable. And yet control over this formative activity of the mind is one of the most important aspects of self-education; one can say that without it no mental mastery is possible. As far as study is concerned, all ideas are acceptable and should be included in the synthesis, whose very function is to become more and more rich and complex; but where action is concerned, it is just the opposite. The ideas that are accepted for translation into action should be strictly controlled and only those that agree with the general trend of the central idea forming the basis of the mental synthesis should be permitted to express themselves in action. This means that every thought entering the mental consciousness should be set before the central idea; if it finds a logical place among the thoughts already grouped, it will be admitted into the synthesis; if not, it will be rejected so that it can have no influence on the action. This work of mental purification should be done very regularly in order to secure a complete control over one's actions. For this purpose, it is good to set apart some time every day when one can quietly go over one's thoughts and put one's synthesis in order. Once the habit is acquired, you can maintain control over your thoughts even during work and action, allowing only those which are useful for what you are doing to come to the surface. Particularly, if you have continued to cultivate the power of concentration and attention, only the thoughts that are needed will be allowed to enter the active external consciousness and they then become all the more dynamic and effective. And if, in the intensity of concentration, it becomes necessary not to think at all, all mental vibration can be stilled and an almost total silence secured. In this silence one can gradually open to the higher regions of the mind and learn to record the inspirations that come from there. But even before reaching this point, silence in itself is supremely useful, because in most people who have a somewhat developed and active mind, the mind is never at rest. During the day, its activity is kept under a certain control, but at night, during the sleep of the body, the control of the waking state is almost completely removed and the mind indulges in activities which are sometimes excessive and often incoherent. This creates a great stress which leads to fatigue and the diminution of the intellectual faculties. The fact is that like all the other parts of the human being, the mind too needs rest and it will not have this rest unless we know how to provide it. The art of resting one's mind is something to be acquired. Changing one's mental activity is certainly one way of resting; but the greatest possible rest is silence. And as far as the mental faculties are concerned a few minutes passed in the calm of silence are a more effective rest than hours of sleep. When one has learned to silence the mind at will and to concentrate it in receptive silence, then there will be no problem that cannot be solved, no mental difficulty whose solution cannot be found. When it is agitated, thought becomes confused and impotent; in an attentive tranquillity, the light can manifest itself and open up new horizons to man's capacity. Bulletin, November 1951 ~ The Mother, On Education ,

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1:Exercise is overrated. ~ Tim Ferriss
2:I exercise most days. ~ Chris Hughes
3:team-building exercise. ~ M R Forbes
4:Exercise Is Medicine,” so ~ John J Ratey
5:I eat well, and I exercise. ~ Seth Rogen
6:They dont want you to exercise. ~ DJ Khaled
7:Health Goth exercise leotard. ~ Warren Ellis
8:Exercise your right to vote. ~ Dolores Huerta
9:Habit is a form of exercise. ~ Elbert Hubbard
10:transparent evasion exercises. ~ Alex Garland
11:Exercise thy lasting youth defends. ~ John Gay
12:Fear is an isometric exercise ~ Lionel Shriver
13:I have exercise-induced asthma. ~ Chyler Leigh
14:Let exercise alternate with rest. ~ Pythagoras
15:Exercise for sanity not vanity. ~ Gretchen Rubin
16:Exercise humility and restraint. ~ Warren Buffett
17:Just eat less and exercise more. ~ Mark Hyman M D
18:diet, get more exercise and sleep, stop ~ Anonymous
19:Imagination grows by exercise. ~ W Somerset Maugham
20:exercise is not a means of prevention. ~ Gary Taubes
21:Marriage is an exercise in torture. ~ Frances Conroy
22:Prayer is the chief exercise of faith. ~ John Calvin
23:Exercise is labor without weariness. ~ Samuel Johnson
24:Let each man exercise the art he knows. ~ Aristophanes
25:Sometimes, things are just exercises. ~ Jami Attenberg
26:The best exercise for golfers is golfing. ~ Bobby Jones
27:You have to have a patience for exercise. ~ Simon Sinek
28:Exercise to live. Never live to exercise. ~ Jack LaLanne
29:Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. ~ Alexander Pope
30:Democracy belongs to those who exercise it. ~ Bill Moyers
31:I know exercise is important, but I hate it! ~ Gayle King
32:My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. ~ Phyllis Diller
33:Of all exercises, walking is the best. ~ Thomas Jefferson
34:Truth is more than a mental exercise. ~ Thurgood Marshall
35:Another revealing exercise is visualization. ~ Jen Sincero
36:­Do back exercises. Pain is distracting. ~ Margaret Atwood
38:I like to think I'm healthy. I exercise a lot. ~ Jorja Fox
39:Love is an exercise in selective perception ~ Esther Perel
40:My chosen exercise is cycling. I just love it. ~ Eric Bana
41:patience is acquired through exercise”. ~ Jonathan Renshaw
42:rubbed his temples. He hated these exercises. ~ K F Breene
43:See what daily exercise does for one. ~ Seneca the Younger
44:Competitions are what you do as a good exercise. ~ Maya Lin
45:I would rather exercise than read a newspaper. ~ Kim Alexis
46:Writing is a constant exercise in longing. ~ Isabel Allende
47:ability atrophies through lack of exercise. ~ Glenda Jackson
48:Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination. ~ Tim Burton
49:Focusing on food and exercise changed my life. ~ Demi Lovato
50:Green exercise improves psychological health. ~ Richard Louv
51:law to exclude Mr. Rath, it can exercise its ~ Steve Martini
52:Motherhood has been an exercise in guilt. ~ Felicity Huffman
53:Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life. ~ Oswald Chambers
54:Reading a novel is not an exercise in censure. ~ Azar Nafisi
55:The exercise of power is a dangerous delight. ~ Iris Murdoch
56:Exercise is the beste intrument in learnyng. ~ Robert Recorde
57:Exercise teaches you the pleasure of discipline. ~ Jane Fonda
58:Freedom is a have to exercise it. ~ Roy Scheider
59:I exercise at home - light cardio and yoga. ~ Danica McKellar
60:Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to Health ~ Aristotle
61:Puerile as such an exercise may seem, it ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
62:Everyone prefers belief to the exercise of judgement. ~ Seneca
63:Genius is talent exercised with courage. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
64:Oh, I exercise control in all things, Miss Steele. ~ E L James
65:Squash - that's not exercise, it's flagellation. ~ Noel Coward
66:The only exercise I get is jumping to conclusions. ~ Glen Cook
67:A big mirror to exercise in front of is essential. ~ Jane Fonda
68:Exercise is an incredible key to feeling well. ~ Linda Hamilton
69:Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
70:Start using your wings; they need some exercise. ~ Paulo Coelho
71:the authority of God exercised through scripture’. ~ Tom Wright
72:Walking is great to be used as an exercise program. ~ Lee Haney
73:You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet. ~ Mark Hyman M D
74:Exercise caution, as I have advised many people. ~ George Carman
75:He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter. ~ William Shakespeare
76:I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me. ~ Mark Twain
77:I have to be very careful about diet and exercise. ~ Taylor Dane
78:I need fiction like you need to eat or exercise. ~ Arundhati Roy
79:my major form of exercise is jumping to conclusions. ~ J A Jance
80:Remember that nutrition is 90%; exercise is 10%. ~ Vince Gironda
81:Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. ~ Robert A Heinlein
82:Atheism is an exercise in intellectual contempt. ~ Ravi Zacharias
83:I don't see the point of watching men exercise. ~ Natasha Leggero
84:True masculinity is the moral exercise of authority. ~ Meg Meeker
85:All decision-making is a values-clarifying exercise. ~ Tony Robbins
86:Creativity is an unending exercise in uncertainty. ~ Joseph Brodsky
87:Exercise is the main thing that helped me lose weight. ~ Drew Carey
88:Faith grows with exercise. You see God work miracles. ~ Bill Bright
89:Is this some exercise in keeping a straight face? ~ Neal Stephenson
90:I think that making love is the best form of exercise. ~ Cary Grant
91:Our minds are rendered buoyant by exercise. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
92:parenting is an exercise in unintended consequences. ~ Stacy Schiff
93:Can u exercise today? Not tomorrow or the next day! ~ Andie Mitchell
94:God did not intend religion to be an exercise club. ~ Naguib Mahfouz
95:I don't exercise. My philosophy is: No pain, no pain. ~ Carol Leifer
96:I feel like my mind is a little quieter when I exercise. ~ Kelly Ripa
97:I love food, so exercise is important for me. ~ Josephine de La Baume
98:The only exercise I ever got was carrying dead bodies. ~ Philip Carlo
99:You don’t read to exercise the mind but to take voyages ~ John Geddes
100:A chess problem is simply an exercise in pure mathematics. ~ G H Hardy
101:Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. ~ Sigmund Freud
102:Being impatient with a donkey is a futile exercise. ~ Vannetta Chapman
103:Dancing is a spiritual exercise in a physical form. ~ Merce Cunningham
104:Only oppression should fear the full exercise of freedom. ~ Jose Marti
105:Every now and then, one needs to exercise one’s demons. ~ Morgan Blayde
106:Exercise invigorates the body and sharpens the mind. ~ Michael Crichton
108:I don’t have stamina in exercise...but I have it in life. ~ Salma Hayek
109:Sex was a pleasurable form of exercise, like dancing. ~ Josephine Baker
110:The energy or active exercise of the mind constitutes life. ~ Aristotle
111:A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. ~ A A Milne
112:Faith journeys are never simply intellectual exercises. ~ Timothy Keller
113:Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God. ~ Oswald Chambers
114:Exercise improves your sex life.
Ranger to Stephanie ~ Janet Evanovich
115:I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. ~ Mark Twain
116:it brings them to maturity and exercises no control over them;— ~ Lao Tzu
117:Now pole dancing is part of popular culture as exercise. ~ Robert Englund
118:People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced. ~ T S Eliot
119:Reading, not just an escape, but an exercise in living. ~ Taylor Caldwell
120:That’s okay. He exercised at home this morning. Wall lunges. ~ Vi Keeland
121:The only possible form of exercise is to talk, not to walk. ~ Oscar Wilde
122:A bit of exercise lifts the spirit. (The Angel's Game) ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n
123:Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. ~ Seneca the Younger
124:Good exercise for the heart: reach out and help your neighbor ~ Mark Twain
125:History will prove me right. This is an exercise in folly. ~ George W Bush
126:I jog and I roller-skate. I dance - that's the best exercise. ~ Diana Ross
127:it was obvious he and exercise were barely on nodding terms. ~ Terry Hayes
128:life is a continuous exercise is creative problem solving ~ Michael J Gelb
129:meta-pleasures afforded to us by the exercise of our emotions. ~ Anonymous
130:Only exercise on the days you want to improve your mood. ~ Chalene Johnson
131:The less the power, the greater the desire to exercise it. ~ Bernard Levin
132:Walking is the best possible exercise. — THOMAS JEFFERSON ~ Michael J Gelb
133:You have an unusual equipment for fate, exercise with care!’ ~ Donna Tartt
134:Do they have exercises for personality? You should do those. ~ Lauren Layne
135:Life is a continuous exercise is creative problem solving. ~ Michael J Gelb
136:Practice a gratuitous exercise of self-discipline every day. ~ David Brooks
137:Reading, not just an escape, but an exercise in living... ~ Taylor Caldwell
138:In a way, gluttony is an athletic feat, a stretching exercise. ~ John Updike
139:Intellectual achievement. The exercise of skill. Human feeling. ~ Iain Banks
140:She wasn't the type. Her idea of exercise was lifting a fork. ~ Rose Pressey
141:That rule is the better which is exercised over better subjects. ~ Aristotle
142:THE BASIC UNIT of writing practice is the timed exercise. ~ Natalie Goldberg
143:The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy. ~ Kenneth H Cooper
144:To look and feel my best, I watch my calories and exercise. ~ Kim Kardashian
145:Beauty, he found, comes with the exercise of freedom within ~ Terryl L Givens
146:Dinner is a cacophonous exercise of holy sanctification. ~ Jen Pollock Michel
147:Exercise makes me a better parent. I'm calmer and happier. ~ Poppy Montgomery
148:Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. ~ Amit Ray
149:Exercise till the mind feels delight in reposing from the fatigue. ~ Socrates
150:I eat right. I exercise. I run 5 miles a day on the treadmill. ~ Wolf Blitzer
151:I'm pushing 60 years of age...and that's enough exercise for me. ~ Mark Twain
152:proper mental exercise increases your chances for wealth. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki
153:Take some exercise, try to recover the look of a human being. ~ Joseph Stalin
154:This book, for me, is less an exercise in recall than exorcism. ~ Jerry Stahl
155:You have to exercise, or at some point you'll just break down. ~ Barack Obama
156:A book tour is, first and foremost, an exercise in humility. ~ Alice McDermott
157:For me exercise is more than just physical, it’s therapeutic. ~ Michelle Obama
158:Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building. ~ Philip Gourevitch
159:It is only by the exercise of reason that man can discover God. ~ Thomas Paine
160:A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch. ~ Mary Kay Ash
161:Happiness is the exercise of talent, along the lines of excellence. ~ Aristotle
162:He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God. ~ Epictetus
163:I eat a lowfat diet, think positively, get exercise every day. ~ Art Linkletter
164:I'm not regimented. I don't diet, and I exercise the way I want to. ~ Lena Olin
165:I often take exercise. Why only yesterday I had breakfast in bed. ~ Oscar Wilde
166:Not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise. ~ Thomas Jefferson
167:People who exercise more and sleep better have longer telomeres. ~ Stefan Klein
168:Whenever I get feel an urge to exercise, I lie down and take a nap. ~ Al Pacino
169:Young authors give their brains much exercise and little food. ~ Joseph Joubert
170:All that running and exercise can do for you is make you healthy. ~ Denny McLain
171:As far as activities go, having a regular exercise routine is a must. ~ Josie Ho
172:frequently exercised in my sight, to accustom themselves to me. ~ Jonathan Swift
173:He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God. ~ Epictetus,
174:He who exercises wisdom, exercises the knowledge which is about God. ~ Epictetus
175:Just Because You Exercise Doesn’t Mean You Deserve Sugar Water ~ Timothy Ferriss
176:Misery and poverty are so absolutely degrading, and exercise such ~ Oscar Wilde
177:See every problem as an opportunity to exercise creative energy. ~ Stephen Covey
178:Successful blitzscaling is an exercise in serial problem solving. ~ Reid Hoffman
179:The best form of endurance exercise is the performance of the event. ~ Bruce Lee
180:The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies. ~ Neil Gaiman
181:Whose freedom, how exercised, how circumscribed and how defined? ~ Roger Scruton
182:Challenging weirdness is a pointless and sometimes dangerous exercise. ~ Susan Ee
183:Diagnostic Exercise #1: What Does Your Body Need in Order to Heal? ~ Lissa Rankin
184:I exercise everyday. I swim, I bike, I run and I go to the gym. ~ Lance Armstrong
185:If the little grey cells are not exercised, they grow the rust. ~ Agatha Christie
186:I must have physical exercise, or my temper'll certainly be ruined. ~ Leo Tolstoy
187:Rest and play, are as vital to our health as nutrition and exercise ~ Brene Brown
188:The Apple store is not a store. It is an exercise in evangelism. ~ Paco Underhill
189:Trying to be completely sincere with yourself is a good exercise. ~ Sigmund Freud
190:Acting isn't a game of "pretend." It's an exercise in being real. ~ Sidney Poitier
191:If you have an ability, you want to exercise it, not anesthetize it. ~ Marty Nemko
192:Only in those moments when I exercise my freedom am I fully myself. ~ Karl Jaspers
193:The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more. ~ Jack LaLanne
194:Worship is an exercise of the Holy Spirit directed primarily to God ~ Ralph Martin
195:All power is a trust, that we are accountable for its exercise. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
196:Exercises cultivated self-reliance - the foundation of courage. ~ Alexander Suvorov
197:I don't exercise. I'm skinny-fat. I worry about being too skinny. ~ Kristen Stewart
198:I get my exercise acting as pallbearer to my friends who exercise. ~ Chauncey Depew
199:The one arm one leg pushup is an exercise in total body tension ~ Pavel Tsatsouline
200:We talk a lot about the importance of physical exercise to wake us ~ Dale Carnegie
201:When it comes to health, diet is the Queen, but exercise is the King ~ Jack LaLanne
202:Cutting budget deficits can never be just an exercise in economics. ~ George Osborne
203:Exercise is wonderful," said Louis. "I could sit and watch it all day. ~ Larry Niven
204:I'm very girly. I love to talk about diets, exercise, kids, make-up. ~ Rachel Hunter
205:My furniture is an exercise in architecture or architectural mood. ~ Ettore Sottsass
206:My life as a professional musician is a joyless exercise in futility. ~ Robert Fripp
207:Never let motivation become the determining factor for getting exercise. ~ S J Scott
208:Power exercised with violence has seldom been of long duration. ~ Seneca the Younger
209:The first prerequisite of elaborate mental exercise was a full stomach. ~ Mark Frost
210:There are temptations which strong exercise best enables us to resist ~ John Lubbock
211:This is not a breathing exercise; it is an exercise in awareness. ~ Joseph Goldstein
212:What, you stay awake when you exercise? You don’t find it, um, boring? ~ Peter Watts
213:When it comes to health, diet is the Queen, but exercise is the King. ~ Jack LaLanne
214:Writing down your trades is the best exercise in the world. ~ Linda Bradford Raschke
215:All exercises that you do with your own bodyweight are great. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
216:A man's happiness consists in the free exercise of his highest faculties. ~ Aristotle
217:If you would get exercise, go in search of the springs of life. ~ Henry David Thoreau
218:Simon’s version of exercise was riding women, not rowing machines. His ~ Dannika Dark
219:Some people have exercised their right to create their own God. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
220:Some people take no mental exercise apart from jumping to conclusions. ~ Harold Acton
221:The best exercise for your heart, is reaching out and helping somebody. ~ Tim Russert
222:The exercise of an extraordinary gift is the supremest pleasure in life. ~ Mark Twain
223:We are to succeed through the exercise of intellect, not brute force. ~ Shelley Adina
224:You know you've reached middle age when all you exercise is caution ~ Abraham Lincoln
225:A long time ago, I stopped trying to look at projects as genre exercises. ~ Ron Howard
226:Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind. ~ Nelson Mandela
227:For me, box step-ups and power clean [exercises] is by far the best. ~ Greg Rutherford
228:For the casual viewer, Kurosawa’s films can be an exercise in endurance. ~ Jerry White
229:There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised. ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
230:There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
231:A theology without spirituality would be a sterile academic exercise. ~ John Macquarrie
232:Government is the exercise of all the great qualities of the human mind. ~ Edmund Burke
233:I also don't exercise. I can't imagine exercising for two hours. Not my style. ~ Selena
234:I've exercised with women so thin, buzzards followed them to their cars. ~ Erma Bombeck
235:Our bodies crave exercise, and reward us in so many ways when we do so. ~ Jeff Galloway
236:BOP2: Do a minimum of 20 mins moderate to intense exercise, every other day. ~ Anonymous
237:Don’t train your ego. Train your muscles to perform the exercises correctly. ~ Anonymous
238:Exercise freaks...are the ones putting stress on the health care system. ~ Rush Limbaugh
239:Exercise is nothing more than a depressing reminder that one is not a god ~ Rick Riordan
240:Good men who exercise power are really the most fascinating of all people. ~ John Keegan
241:I believe that anything in this world is fair game for a creative exercise. ~ Peter Berg
242:I cannot give up my will - I must exercise it, putting it into action. ~ Oswald Chambers
243:I like music that is able to stir my soul. My music is a spiritual exercise ~ A R Rahman
244:It's challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise. ~ Joely Fisher
245:My mantra: Brainless exercise is a lost opportunity for improvement. ~ Michael Merzenich
246:Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
247:Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment. ~ Napol on Bonaparte
248:There is a beast in man that needs to be exercised, not exorcised. ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
249:The vanity of Eve, that desire to exercise power, to seduce, to drag down! ~ Dorothy Day
250:The whole exercise is like trying to pick up a cow patty by the clean end. ~ Lauren Rowe
251:Washington likes to threaten the people over whom they exercise power. ~ Glenn Greenwald
252:What I do to take care of my heart is exercise and try to eat healthy. ~ Martina McBride
253:When it comes to exercise, I don't like anything that's too serious. ~ Lindsay Ellingson
254:Yours for the unshackled exercise of every faculty by every human being. ~ Lydia M Child
255:Exercise is nothing more than a depressing reminder that one is not a god. ~ Rick Riordan
256:Exercise was the rent the body charged for granting the mind space. ~ John Jackson Miller
257:I do love exercise. I do love yoga, which keeps my body nice and healthy. ~ Erin Richards
258:It often seems everything is an exercise in some variation on masochism ~ Jesse Eisenberg
259:life is mostly an exercise in being something other than what we used to be ~ Meghan Daum
260:The body needs to rest. It needs a lot less exercise than you think. ~ Sylvester Stallone
261:War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter. ~ Carl von Clausewitz
262:What exercise is to the body, employment is to the mind and morals. ~ Henry David Thoreau
263:After all, a right that can’t be exercised is not very useful to anyone. ~ Jessica Valenti
264:Favour, as a symbol of sovereignty, is exercised by weak men. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
265:Feed Your Mind Good Stuff, Exercise Your Gratitude Muscle, Prepare Yourself. ~ Tim Sanders
266:Hunting is an exercise in faith … no, not faith, but optimistic patience. ~ David Petersen
267:I think by planning an exercise regime, your diet follows to some extent. ~ Dolph Lundgren
268:Style is like a muscle: you have to exercise it regularly or you'll lose it. ~ Nina Garcia
269:The only place where we can exercise our freedom of choice is in the present. ~ Edith Eger
270:An effective way to test code is to exercise it at its natural boundaries ~ Brian Kernighan
271:Eat, sleep, and exercise your patience. Life continues, and so must we. ~ Michael G Manning
272:Going for a walk is always helpful for me. I also love gratitude exercises. ~ Nikki DeLoach
273:good leaders exercise judgment, which is a different thing from intelligence. ~ James Comey
274:In artillery exercises, women always win because they're more accurate. ~ Michelle Bachelet
275:I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars. ~ Erma Bombeck
276:Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton
277:The greatest power of ruling consists in the exercise of self-control. ~ Seneca the Younger
278:There is no merit in a special talent unless its exercise is of use to others. ~ Sax Rohmer
279:There is no pill, no drug, that can do for you what one hour of exercise can. ~ Greg LeMond
280:Faith has to be exercised in the midst of ordinary, down-to-earth living. ~ Elisabeth Elliot
281:Meditation is just simple brain exercise. I exercise and this made sense to me. ~ Dan Harris
282:Meditation trains the mind the way physical exercise strengthens the body. ~ Sharon Salzberg
283:Men are never very wise and select in the exercise of a new power. ~ William Ellery Channing
284:My favored exercise was walking the length of the mall to get to Cinnabon. ~ Janet Evanovich
285:The practice of leadership is not the same as the exercise of power. ~ James MacGregor Burns
286:Exercise, to qualify at all, must be lonely, painfu, humorless, and boring. ~ Barbara Holland
287:I do not suffer from ignorance where exercise is related. I suffer from inertia. ~ Roxane Gay
288:I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature. ~ Michelle Bachelet
289:I use Spanish dancing as a way to exercise. I've done that for my whole life. ~ Sofia Vergara
290:My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. I call it lunch. ~ Jill Shalvis
291:Only the coffee made my heart work a bit harder. Caffeine was my exercise. ~ Ottessa Moshfegh
292:People have choices in this life. They should exercise them responsibly. ~ Kimberly Guilfoyle
293:The best exercise for the human heart is reaching down to lift someone else up. ~ Tim Russert
294:We simply cannot delegate the exercise of mercy and generosity to others. ~ Margaret Thatcher
295:If you only exercise your soloist muscles, the other muscles quickly atrophy. ~ Cate Blanchett
296:If you want your freedom, you have to be willing to work hard to exercise it. ~ Jack Nicholson
297:I need exercise and solitude. This time of confinement has threatened my sanity! ~ Larry Niven
298:I will do anything to look like him - except, of course, exercise or eat right. ~ Steve Martin
299:Learn the rules and then break them in such a way as to exercise good taste. ~ George Shearing
300:Life, for the living, is a gift of opportunity; an exercise of the will to choose. ~ T F Hodge
301:My regimen is lust and avarice for exercise, gluttony and sloth for relaxation. ~ Mason Cooley
302:Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul. ~ Matthew Kelly
303:Strong faith is often exercised with strong trials and put upon hard services. ~ Matthew Henry
304:Suffering provides the gym equipment on which my faith can be exercised. ~ Joni Eareckson Tada
305:The brain is a tool that gets rusty without constant, albeit moderate, exercise. ~ George Sand
306:Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. ~ Thomas Jefferson
307:Work helps. So does exercise. Stuff that numbs you, keeps you from thinking too much. ~ Olivia
308:Good teachers and trainers know that the exercise of power is a responsibility: ~ Eric Greitens
309:It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise! ~ Andre the Giant
310:It was woman that taught me cruelty, and on woman therefore I have exercised it. ~ Walter Scott
311:Long exercise, my friend, inures the mind; And what we once disliked we pleasing find. ~ Hesiod
312:My main form of exercise is my bike. I dont have a car, so I cycle everywhere. ~ Sophie Okonedo
313:Prayer is spiritual exercise and every act of prayer stretches the soul. ~ James Dillet Freeman
314:Reading a book is an intellectual exercise, which stimulates thought, questions, ~ Noam Chomsky
315:After deep exercise of soul I was brought by grace to feel I could entirely. ~ John Nelson Darby
316:All... natural rights may be abridged or modified in [their] exercise by law. ~ Thomas Jefferson
317:Don't drink at all, don't smoke, you must exercise and eat vegetables and fruit. ~ Robert Mugabe
318:Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of the students. ~ Paulo Freire
319:Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom. ~ Jack LaLanne
320:Exercise will not only add life to your years, it could add years to your life. ~ Robin S Sharma
321:He is a cat, Miss Lancaster. Asking him such questions is an exercise in futility. ~ Jim Butcher
322:It does look like a very good exercise. But what is the little white ball for? ~ Ulysses S Grant
323:Later I stopped believing in witches, so I did it as a balancing exercise. ~ Thomas Olde Heuvelt
324:No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination. ~ George Henry Lewes
325:Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema. ~ Antonia Fraser
326:The exercise of authority over the same area by two States is a contradiction. ~ Benjamin Tucker
327:The only real security for social well-being is the free exercise of men's minds. ~ Harold Laski
328:This was a commercial situation, not some exercise in an Applied Theology course. ~ Vernor Vinge
329:We work for peace every time we exercise authority with wisdom and authentic love. ~ Jean Vanier
330:Acting is a bit of a heart and soul exercise with me. It's kind of all I've got. ~ Ben Mendelsohn
331:Eat lots of fresh vegetables, drink water, exercise often, and meditate daily. ~ Gretchen Bleiler
332:Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy. ~ Vanessa Hudgens
333:Get Health. No labor, effort nor exercise that can gain it must be grudged. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
334:Reading a book should not be a passive exercise, but rather a raucous conversation ~ Studs Terkel
335:Take all the hype out of the exercise and think of it as brushing your teeth. ~ Nicole Ari Parker
336:The actions from which [virtue] was produced are also those in which it is exercised. ~ Aristotle
337:The advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy. ~ Isaac Asimov
338:The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity. ~ Jean Paul Sartre
339:All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word. ~ Martin Luther
340:As a notorious multi-tasker, I love exercise that serves several purposes. ~ Karla Cheatham Mosley
341:Dispositions of the mind, like limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise. ~ Thomas Jefferson
342:Every day that you are aboard, son, defend your health with vigorous exercise. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
343:Exercise is one of the best ways in preventing the rapid growth of obesity in America. ~ Lee Haney
344:God's love is an exercise of his goodness toward sinners who merit only condemnation. ~ J I Packer
345:If you don't make time for exercise, you'll probably have to make time for illness. ~ Robin Sharma
346:I never won anything without hard labor and the exercise of my best judgment. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
347:It’s the exercise of power, not the exercise of freedom, that requires justification. ~ David Boaz
348:Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise every day. ~ William James
349:Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise ~ Hans Selye
350:Reading a book should not be a passive exercise, but rather a raucous conversation. ~ Studs Terkel
351:Regular exercise is one of the most powerful ways to grow younger and live longer. ~ Deepak Chopra
352:The greater your real strength and power, the quieter it will be exercised. ~ James Russell Lowell
353:Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust. ~ Grover Cleveland
354:Everyone has a capacity for cruelty. Not everyone gets the chance to exercise it. ~ Deanna Raybourn
355:exercise is as effective as certain medications for treating anxiety and depression. ~ John J Ratey
356:Expertness of taste is at once the result and reward of constant exercise of thinking. ~ John Dewey
357:guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it. ~ Ben Carson
358:I exercise hard and the reason I do is so that I can earn the things I like to consume. ~ Ben Elton
359:It needs to be said that faith-journeys are never simply intellectual exercises. ~ Timothy J Keller
360:Nothing sinister. Just getting exercise. Although some might consider that sinister. ~ Marian Keyes
361:Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection. ~ Victor Hugo
362:The exercise of true leadership is inversely proportional to the exercise of power. ~ Stephen Covey
363:There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
364:Those who don’t make time for exercise will eventually have to make time for illness. ~ Peter Voogd
365:You must exercise your caution in laying your plans, but be bold in carrying them out. ~ P T Barnum
366:You ought to take more exercise, if you're inclined to have a liver. Play golf. ~ Daphne du Maurier
367:... alas! in the exercise of the arts, industry scarce bears the name of merit. ~ Elizabeth Inchbald
368:If you don't make time for exercise, you'll probably have to make time for illness. ~ Robin S Sharma
369:I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down airport concourses carrying bags. ~ Guy Clark
370:It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
371:Look at the people you don't love and see them as an exercise for you to open your heart. ~ Ram Dass
372:Power corrupts, and there is nothing more corrupting than power exercised in secret. ~ Daniel Schorr
373:There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
374:The study of books is a drowsy and feeble exercise which does not warm you up. ~ Michel de Montaigne
375:Wherever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority. ~ Oscar Wilde
376:[W]ith an unquiet mind, neither exercise, nor diet, nor physick can be of much use. ~ Samuel Johnson
377:You cannot “out-exercise” poor food choices and the resulting hormonal disruption. ~ Melissa Hartwig
378:Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate. ~ Charles M Schulz
379:Exercise is the most awful illusion. The secret is a lot of aspirin and marrons glaces. ~ Noel Coward
380:Exercise your eyes. Take pleasure in the grace of shape and the excitement of color. ~ Susan Vreeland
381:Faith is like a muscle, and it needs to be exercised in order to become strong. ~ Wanda E Brunstetter
382:her presence had not so much weight as to task thought, and yet enough to exercise it. ~ Thomas Hardy
383:I exercise every morning without fail. One eyelid goes up and the other follows. ~ Pete Postlethwaite
384:If someone can relate my guitar solo to an exercise in a book... that's no fun at all. ~ Joe Satriani
385:I think it is a good exercise to ask oneself, "How would I have wanted to be treated?" ~ Desmond Tutu
386:I think it's important to remember that to exercise you don't have to run a sprint. ~ Emily Deschanel
387:I think the homeless thing is very interesting and I think is an incredible exercise. ~ Robert Greene
388:Laughter and love are their own forms of exercise meant to keep a body healthy. ~ Richelle E Goodrich
389:Prayer is God's answer to our poverty, not a power we exercise to obtain an answer. ~ Oswald Chambers
390:The concept of endless love is something that we can exercise in all kinds of ways. ~ Bruce Greenwood
391:The more candles on my cake means I get a little more exercise in blowing them out. ~ Donna Lynn Hope
392:Writing was a spiritual exercise for my father, the only thing he really believed in. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
393:Writing was a spiritual exercise for my father, the only thing he really believed in. ~ Mark Vonnegut
394:Do not avoid the stairs because they are really good exercises for the real life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
395:I do moderate exercise, and I try to eat pretty well, and I think it has an effect on me. ~ Mel Gibson
396:I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play. ~ Herb Alpert
397:Language. The process of sharing with words seemed such a futile exercise sometimes. ~ Guy Gavriel Kay
398:Modernity proclaims rights without in any way providing the means to exercise them. ~ Alain de Benoist
399:Spiritual disciplines are training exercises to give us power to live in the kingdom. ~ Dallas Willard
400:Strict exercise of self-control is an essential feature of the Christian's life. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
401:We can't have a decent government unless those in power exercise self restraint. ~ William Howard Taft
402:Whenever the urge to exercise comes upon me, I lie down for a while and it passes. ~ Robert M Hutchins
403:When I want to be bold about my movement ... I for sure do not call it exercise! ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
404:Boxing is a great exercise ... as long as you can yell "cut" whenever you want to. ~ Sylvester Stallone
405:Exercise the muscles that compassionately open the heart.In your writing and your life. ~ Dinty W Moore
406:Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise. ~ Paula Abdul
407:He thinks exercise is irrevelevant because Tua is going to unlock the key to eternal life. ~ John Green
408:I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast. ~ W C Fields
409:I pride myself in taking care of my mind, body and soul, and not just through exercise. ~ Stacy Keibler
410:Pilates is the only exercise program that has changed my body and made me feel great ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
411:Sometimes my entire life has felt like one long exercise in lowering my expectations. ~ Melissa DeCarlo
412:The exercise of the virtues is itself a crucial component of the good life for man ~ Alasdair MacIntyre
413:The exercise of vital powers along lines of excellence in a life affording them scope. ~ Robert J Crane
414:There are endless exercises for arms, but the basics are best-chinups and pushups. ~ Sylvester Stallone
415:Writing is an exercise in sculpture, chipping away at the rock until you find the nose. ~ Stanley Elkin
416:An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. ~ Thomas Jefferson
417:Citizens exercised parrhesia, which translates as ‘all speech’, or sometimes ‘true speech’. ~ Nick Cohen
418:Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart. ~ Erica Jong
419:exercise is better for the human heart than reaching down to lift up another person. ~ Michael D Fortner
420:Fairness is not an attitude. It's a professional skill that must be developed and exercised. ~ Brit Hume
421:Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority... ~ Lord Acton
422:He spoke gently, laughed often, and never exercised his wit at the expense of others. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
423:I come from a family that loves to eat, not exercise. Being fat made even walking hard. ~ Joe Bastianich
424:I'm of the belief that dating "potential" is almost always an exercise in frustration. ~ Mallory Ortberg
425:In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves by posing programming exercises. ~ Ken Thompson
426:Is it not indeed a pleasure to acquire knowledge and constantly to exercise oneself therein? ~ Confucius
427:It's an intuitive exercise to do a Shakespeare play and to go through a Shakespeare play. ~ Mark Rylance
428:Literature can train, and exercise, our ability to weep for those who are not us or ours. ~ Susan Sontag
429:Psychiatrists always say, Oh, we're very professional. I use exercise as my medication. ~ Trisha Goddard
430:The only exercise I get is playing sports because I hate the gym. I try to learn to love it. ~ Paul Dano
431:To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise... ~ Henry David Thoreau
432:With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice. It's a good exercise to do. ~ Ben Kingsley
433:Doubtless it is very easy to fritter away our inward life in outward exercises, ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
434:Every day the men around me came to exercise their bodies; I came to exorcise my demons ~ Leslie Feinberg
435:I choose to exercise my status as an apex predator. And I laugh in the face of cholesterol. ~ Jim Butcher
436:In a weird way, [hockey] is like church and therapy and exercise all rolled up into one. ~ Michael Vartan
437:It is pretty hard to talk about responsibility unless you have exercised it yourself. ~ William J Clinton
438:Nature without exercise is a seed shut up in a pod, and art without practice is nothing. ~ Pietro Aretino
439:Nothing like a lot of exercise to make you realize you'd rather be lazy and dead sooner. ~ R K Milholland
440:Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward. ~ George Washington
441:Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking." "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it. ~ Agatha Christie
442:Reading, in contrast to sitting before the screen, is not a purely passive exercise... ~ George F. Kennan
443:the world exercises dominion by force and Christ and Christians conquer by service. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
444:To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
445:to paraphrase Thomas à Kempis, "I had rather exercise faith than know the definition thereof. ~ A W Tozer
446:Trend following is an exercise in observing and responding to the ever-present moment of now ~ Ed Seykota
447:When I'm on the road, I'll break my exercise into a cardio session and a weights session. ~ Robert Irvine
448:Bodily exercises are to be done discreetly; not to be taken evenly and alike by all men. ~ Thomas a Kempis
449:Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed. ~ J K Rowling
450:Every time I exercise, I do something different based on which areas need to get in motion. ~ Sharon Stone
451:He who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them. ~ Sun Tzu
452:His eyes held the confident vacancy that comes from the exercise of other people’s power. ~ Ross Macdonald
453:I guess mercy is a muscle like any other. You got to exercise it, or it just cramp right up. ~ Esi Edugyan
454:Irresponsible power is inconsistent with liberty, and must corrupt those who exercise it. ~ John C Calhoun
455:My mother-in-law had to stop skipping for exercise. It registered seven on the Richter scale. ~ Les Dawson
456:The imperative of war is to kill, and thus all wars are exercises in sanctioned murder. ~ Joseph E Persico
457:There wanted not some beams of light to guide men in the exercise of their Stocastick faculty. ~ John Owen
458:The scientific evidence is clear that exercise significantly reduces depression and anxiety. ~ Johann Hari
459:Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. ~ Amy Cuddy
460:Whenever I feel the need to take some exercise I lie down until the feeling goes away. ~ Winston Churchill
461:Writing is supposed to be difficult, agonizing, a dreadful exercise, a terrible occupation. ~ Ray Bradbury
462:Essentially, exercise improves a whole host of abilities prized in the classroom and at work. ~ John Medina
463:Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience. ~ Jack Vance
464:Her body looked to be only a healthy diet and some regular exercise away from greatness, ~ Jonathan Franzen
465:I don't vote. We're led to believe we're free through the exercise of ineffective freedoms. ~ George Carlin
466:If there had been an exercise I'd liked, would I have gotten this big in the first place? ~ Jennifer Weiner
467:Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life itself. ~ Aberjhani
468:The city fathers discredited themselves with their silly exercise in extreme social rectitude. ~ Mel Gordon
469:The more you exercise, the more tissues you can feed and the more toxic waste you can remove. ~ John Medina
470:The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation. ~ Michel de Montaigne
471:The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes. ~ Felix Frankfurter
472:When doing your aerobic exercise, go at a comfortable pace until you've developed more stamina. ~ Lee Haney
473:whether it is an engine or a human brain,—exercise or deteriorate is the law of life. ~ Orison Swett Marden
474:Write, write, & write some more. Think of writing as a muscle that needs lots of exercise. ~ Jane Yolen
475:A dog is the only exercise machine you cannot decide to skip when you don't feel like it. ~ Carolyn Heilbrun
476:Books force you to give something back to them, to exercise your intelligence and imagination. ~ Paul Auster
477:Exercise is about being grateful for the body you have and sustaining the life you have. ~ Nicole Ari Parker
478:Harassment is about power---the undue exercise of power by a superior over a subordinate. ~ Michael Crichton
479:If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach. ~ Bruce Jenner
480:Little things are important. Eating, sleeping, being clean, exercise. Regaining control. ~ Patricia Cornwell
481:Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking."
"An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it. ~ Agatha Christie
482:Sports is to war as pornography is to sex. We get to exercise some ancient, ancient drives. ~ Jonathan Haidt
483:The exercise really had a lot less to do with water survival than with deliberate teamwork. ~ Chris Hadfield
484:Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. ~ Elie Wiesel
485:Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” —Thomas Jefferson ~ Mark Sisson
486:A good dose of fantasy is exercise for your sensibilities; it keeps your avatar strong. ~ Richelle E Goodrich
487:Crunches are an exercise where you lie on your back and angrily try to head-butt your crotch. ~ Matthew Inman
488:Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
489:Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
490:Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it: if you are sick you should not take it. ~ Henry Ford
491:Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom. ~ Jack LaLanne
492:Exercise may very well be the most effective instant happiness booster of all activities. ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky
493:If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness. —ROBIN SHARMA ~ Hal Elrod
494:Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. ~ John Adams
495:Our mission for younger people is to do our best to make exercise cool, hip - the thing to do. ~ Bruce Jenner
496:The First Amendment was written by the Founders to protect the free exercise of Christianity. ~ Bryan Fischer
497:The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men. ~ John Henry Newman
498:When humility is exercised, people begin to realise that they do not, as it were, exist at all. ~ Idries Shah
499:Beginning with exercise, the best training program available for real results is circuit training. ~ Lee Haney
500:Coming up with ten ideas a day is like exercise. And exercise makes the idea muscle stronger. ~ James Altucher

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  222 Integral Yoga
   66 Occultism
   61 Christianity
   58 Philosophy
   46 Poetry
   18 Yoga
   18 Psychology
   15 Fiction
   10 Education
   6 Science
   6 Integral Theory
   6 Hinduism
   5 Mythology
   3 Theosophy
   3 Mysticism
   1 Sufism
   1 Philsophy
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy

  131 Sri Aurobindo
  101 The Mother
   42 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   34 Satprem
   31 Plotinus
   22 James George Frazer
   22 Aleister Crowley
   19 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   18 William Wordsworth
   15 Carl Jung
   14 Aldous Huxley
   12 H P Lovecraft
   10 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   9 Swami Krishnananda
   8 Swami Vivekananda
   8 Robert Browning
   8 A B Purani
   7 Rudolf Steiner
   6 Plato
   6 Franz Bardon
   5 Saint John of Climacus
   5 Nirodbaran
   5 Friedrich Nietzsche
   4 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Saint Teresa of Avila
   3 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   3 Ovid
   3 John Keats
   3 Edgar Allan Poe
   2 William Butler Yeats
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Patanjali
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Jordan Peterson

   36 Record of Yoga
   22 The Golden Bough
   19 City of God
   18 Wordsworth - Poems
   16 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   16 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   16 Magick Without Tears
   14 The Perennial Philosophy
   12 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   11 The Life Divine
   11 The Human Cycle
   11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   10 On Education
   9 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   9 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   9 Liber ABA
   9 Letters On Yoga IV
   9 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   8 Questions And Answers 1953
   8 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   8 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   8 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   8 Browning - Poems
   7 Questions And Answers 1954
   7 Agenda Vol 03
   6 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   6 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   6 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   6 Raja-Yoga
   6 Questions And Answers 1956
   6 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   6 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   6 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   6 Letters On Yoga II
   6 Dark Night of the Soul
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   5 Twilight of the Idols
   5 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
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