Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 30

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
        ~ Henry Ford

Monday, July 29, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, July 29

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
               ~ James M. Barrie

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Weekend Zen, July 27-28

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world.

                               ~ Annie Lennox

Friday, July 26, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday July 26

                      If not today, when? 

                           ~ Kashmiri Proverb

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, July 25

Always wait and listen, learn from experience. Learn from your daily life.

~ Sri Swami Satchidananda 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 24

Take a moment from time to time to remember that you are alive. I know this sounds a trifle obvious, but it is amazing how little time we take to remark upon this singular and gratifying fact.
              ~ Bill Bryson

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 23

There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me.

~ Daniel Radcliffe

Monday, July 22, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, July 22

Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

~ William Butler Yeats

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, July 19

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
             ~ Marcus Aurelius

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, July 18

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
       ~ Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 16

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.

~ Charles Kuralt

A Daily Zen Bonus

Thirty-two years ago today American singer-songwriter Harry Chapin was killed in a car crash at just thirty-eight years of age. Thinking about Harry's untimely got me thinking about the love of family and friends, and it inspired the choice of today's daily zen.

Take a couple of moments to celebrate Harry's life by giving a listen to his biggest hit song...then call your mom or dad or brother or sister, or maybe your lover or your very best friend, and tell 'em how much you love 'em. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, July 15

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

~ T.S. Eliot

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Weekend Zen, July 13-14

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. 

 ~Etty Hillesum

Friday, July 12, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, July 12

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.

 ~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Daily Zen - Thursday, July 11

If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

~ Dogen

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 10

Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?

~ Susan Gordon Lydon

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 9

Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. 

So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.

~ Tom Hanks

Monday, July 8, 2013

Daily Zen - Monday, July 8

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
         ~ Anna Quindlen

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Weekend Zen, July 6-7

Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time.

What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions?
~ Dalai Lama

Happy 77th Birthday to Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Daily Zen - Friday, July 5

To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble.

~ Bill Watterson

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 3

I have found that...in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious.

~ Elizabeth Edwards

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 2

In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

 ~ Bertrand Russell

Monday, July 1, 2013