It's that time of year again. One of the biggest holidays in Sweden, if not the biggest. Ode to Mother Earth! Glad Midsommar! (Happy Midsummer) To everyone!
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
If no one responds to your call, go forward alone.
If no one talks to you, oh luckless one,
If everyone turns away from you in fear,
Reveal your thoughts and express your ideas to yourself.
If everyone leaves you while you are traveling a dangerous road,
If no one wants to look after you,
Walk on alone, on the road strewn with thorns, trampling on them with bleeding feet.
If no one shows a light, if in the dark stormy night everyone shuts their doors,
Use your rib as a torch, lit from the fire of thunder.
"Success comes to him who is engaged in the practice. How can one get success without practice; for by merely reading books on Yoga, one can never get success."
(Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Verse 67)
"Whether young, old or very old, sick or debilitated, one who is vigilant attains success in all the yogas, by means of practice."
(Hatha Yoga Pradipika i : 64)
"Bless, bless." How Icelanders say goodbye.