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