Monday, October 16, 2017

Daily Zen - Monday, October 16

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind
we cultivate. So practice happy thinking everyday.
Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit,
and life will become a continual feast.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Weekend Zen, October 14-15

Life is a process of becoming, a combination 
of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to 
elect a state and remain in it.

~ Anais Nin

Friday, October 13, 2017

Daily Zen - Friday, October 13

As we share the gifts of tenderness and 
compassion for others, we open our hearts
to understanding and forgiveness.

~ Robin Pickens

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, October 12

But your solitude will be your home and haven
even in the midst of very strange conditions,
and from there you will discover all your paths.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Daily Zen - Tuesday, October 10

You are here. However you imagine yourself to be,
you are here. Imagine yourself as a body, you are here.
Imagine yourself as God, you are here. Imagine yourself
as worthless, superior, nothing at all, you are still here.
My suggestion is that you stop all imagining, here.

~ Gangaji

Monday, October 9, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Daily Zen - Friday, October 6

And once the storm is over, you won't remember
how you made it through, how you managed to survive.
And you may not even be sure, whether the storm
is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come
out of the storm, you won't be the same person who
walked in. That's what the storm is all about.

~ Haruki Murakami

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, October 5

Joy comes not through possession or ownership,
but through a wise and loving heart.

~ Buddha

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Daily Zen - Wednesday, October 4

There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
There's the answer.

~ Gertrude Stein

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Daily Zen - Tuesday, October 3

As soon as you see something, you already
start to intellectualize it. As soon as you
intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.

~ Shunryu Suzuki

Monday, October 2, 2017

Daily Zen - Monday, October 2

That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality
—your soul, if you will—is as bright and shining as any
that has ever been...Clear away everything that keeps you
separate from this secret luminous place. Believe it exists,
come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.

~ George Saunders

Friday, September 29, 2017

Daily Zen - Friday, September 29

You yourself, as much as 
anybody in the entire universe, 
deserve your love and attention.

~ Buddha

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, September 28

Do not grasp at the stars,
but do life's plain, common work as it comes,
certain that daily duties and daily bread are 
the sweetest things in life.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Daily Zen - Wednesday, September 27

All that is necessary to awaken yourself as the 
radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking
something more or better or different,
and to turn your attention inward
to awake the silence that you are.

~ Adyashanti

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekend Zen, September 23-24

If people sat outside and 
looked at the stars each night,
I bet they'd live differently. 

When you look into infinity, 
you realize there are more important 
things than what people do all day.

~ Bill Watterson