Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, December 30

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
                              ~ John Fowles

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Weekend Zen, December 28-29

One of the great things about art is you get to see what your concerns are, what those things tumbling around inside you are.
            ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

Friday, December 27, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, December 27

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 25

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
            ~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 24

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. 

~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, December 23, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, December 23

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
         ~ Charles Dickens

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, December 20

Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner's manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.
               ~ Anne Lamott

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 17

The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.

~ Anne Lamott

Monday, December 16, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, December 16

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.

~ Anne Lamott

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, December 13

Don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.

~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, December 12

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Daily Zen, Wednesday December 11

You can’t get to any of these truths by sitting in a field smiling beatifically, avoiding your anger and damage and grief. Your anger and damage and grief are the way to the truth.
~ Anne Lamott

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 10

A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.
         ~ Jim Morrison

Monday, December 9, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, December 9

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Weekend Zen, December 7-8 (RIP Nelson Mandela)

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

~ Nelson Mandela

Friday, December 6, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, December 6 (RIP Nelson Mandela)

Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward.

- Nelson Mandela

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, December 5

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

~ Marcel Proust

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 4

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.

           ~ Kahlil Gibran

(Happy Birthday to my wonderful friend, Kyle Sheridan!)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, December 2

Constantly we are moulding our character and destiny by the thoughts we are thinking.

~ Paramananda 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, November 29

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

~ Teresa of Ávila

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 27

Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
                                        ~ Charles Dickens

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 26

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Monday, November 25, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, November 25

I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude.
                                              ~ Brene Brown

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, November 22

With no set idea of how something is supposed to be, it is hard to get stuck on things not happening in the time frame you desired. Instead, you are just being there, open to the possibilities of your life.               
                          ~ Lodro Rinzler

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 21

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
~ Michael J. Fox

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 20

To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.
     ~ Jack Kornfield

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 19

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
        ~ Havelock Ellis

Monday, November 18, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, November 18

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

     ~ Hermann Hesse

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekend Zen, November 16-17

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.  
          ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, November 15, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, November 15

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
                                   ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 14

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
                ~ Claude Monet

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 13

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, November 11

The more you acquire and the harder you work to acquire it, the more you fear losing it. That's the secret in life. If you run after things, nothing will come to you.

~ Sri Swami Satchidananda

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Weekend Zen, November 9-10

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.

 ~Robert M. Pirsig

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 7

Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone.
         ~ Joni Mitchell

                                                        Happy Birthday, Joni! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 6

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

~ Steve Jobs

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 5

To love is to understand and feel that the other person is different.
            ~ Swami Prajnanpad

Monday, November 4, 2013