Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 12



How many lives are frittered away,
age after age, in endless coming
and going; find out who you are!

~ Anandamayi Ma

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Daily Zen - Monday, December 10


The world has not to be
put in order, the world is
order incarnate. It is for 
us to put ourselves in 
unison with this order.

~ Henry Miller

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Daily Zen - Friday, December 7


It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience, 
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.

~ Ram Dass

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Daily Zen - Thursday, December 6


Meditation is looking directly at who we are and
not assuming anything—about our thoughts,
our emotions, or our situation. In this way,
Buddhist practice is very similar to the scientific 
method—as soon as we make an assumption 
about something we can get stuck there. 

~ David Nichtern

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 5


People take different roads
seeking fulfillment and happiness. 
Just because they're not 
on your road doesn't mean
they've gotten lost.

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 4


If one's life is simple, contentment has to come.
Simplicity is extremely important for happiness.
Having few desires, feeling satisfied with 
what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with 
just enough food, clothing, and shelter 
to protect yourself from the elements.

~ Dalai Lama


Monday, December 3, 2018

Daily Zen - Monday, December 3



Your present circumstances 
don't determine where you can go; 
they merely determine where you start.

~ Nido Qubein

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Weekend Zen, December 1-2



The two things that you are always
free to do—despite your circumstances—
are to be present and to be willing to love.

~ Jack Kornfield

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 29


Learning how to love is the goal
and the purpose of spiritual life—
not learning how to develop psychic powers, 
not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, 
or even meditate, but learning to love.

~ Surya Das

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Daily Zen - Monday, November 26



Just still the thoughts in your mind.
It is good to do this right in
the midst of disturbance.

~ Yuan Wu

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Weekend Zen, November 24-25

A few times in my life I've had moments of
absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the
silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than 
think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems
 so fresh... I have lived my life on these moments. 
They pull me back to the present, and I realize 
that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be. 

~ Christopher Isherwood

Friday, November 23, 2018

Daily Zen - Friday, November 23


Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. 
All things pass. Patience achieves everything.

~ Teresa of Ávila

(Happy Black Friday. Enjoy the Shopping.)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 22


Time is very precious. Do not wait until you are 
dying to understand your spiritual nature. If you 
do it now, you will discover resources of kindness 
and compassion you didn't know you had. It is from 
this mind of intrinsic wisdom and compassion
that you can truly benefit others.

~ Chagud Tulku Rinpoche

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 20



To be beautiful means to be yourself. 
You don't need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh