Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 31



Every day I examine myself on these points.
In looking after the affairs of others, have I been loyal?
In my relationships with friends, have I been sincere?

~ Tseng-Tzu

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Daily Zen - Monday, December 29



To succeed, you need to take that 
gut feeling in what you believe
and act on it with all of your heart.

~ Christy Borgeld

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Weekend Zen, December 27-28




Love doesn't make the world go 'round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

~ Franklin P. Jones

Friday, December 26, 2014

Daily Zen - Friday, December 26



Those who know quiet, alone, are as 
carefree as the flowers in the breeze,
 as pure as snow in the moonlight.

~ Hong Zicheng

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 23




Those who dream by day are cognizant of many 
things which escape those who dream only by night.

~ Edgar Allen Poe

Monday, December 22, 2014

Daily Zen - Monday, December 22


Have patience with all things, 
but chiefly have patience with yourself. 

Do not lose courage in considering your 
own imperfections, but instantly set about 
remedying them - every day begin the task anew.

~ St. Francis De Sales

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Weekend Zen, December 20-21




Good humor is one of the best articles 
of dress one can wear in society. 

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Daily Zen - Thursday, December 18




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

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 17




If you need something from somebody
always give that person a way to hand it to you.

~ Sue Monk Kidd

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 16




Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
and nothing is so gentle as true strength. 

~ St. Francis De Sales

Monday, December 15, 2014

Daily Zen - Monday, December 15



Even a man who stands at the lowest foot of a 
mountain can look at the highest point, and 
gradually climb, step by step, until he reaches the top. 

~ Swami Satprakashananda

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Daily Zen - Friday, December 12



Along the path, the gaze of the moon follows you.
The tangled branches there on the snow
mark out the signs of your thoughts.

~ François Cheng

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 10




Recognizing the sacred begins, quite simply,
when we are interested in every detail of our lives.

~ Chögyam Trungpa

Monday, December 8, 2014

Daily Zen - Monday, December 8




One can only know the best of oneself 
through awareness of the best of other people.

~ François Cheng

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Weekend Zen, December 6-7



Fear less, hope more. Whine less, breathe more.
Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more.
And all good things are yours.

~ Swedish Proverb

Friday, December 5, 2014

Daily Zen - Friday, December 5



The very least you can do in your life is 
figure out what you hope for. And the most 
you can do is live inside that hope. 

~ Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Daily Zen - Thursday, December 4




Dignity is the state of a man who is well prepared and 
who is not troubled by the actions of others. 

~ Kenji Tokitsu

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 2



True morality consists not in the following the 
well-beaten track, but in finding out the true path
for ourselves and in fearlessly following it.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, December 1, 2014

Daily Zen - Monday, December 1




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

~ Buddha

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Daily Zen - Friday, November 28




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

~ Teresa of Ávila

(Happy Black Friday. Enjoy the Shopping.)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 26



Accept everything about yourself - I mean 
everything. You are you and that is the beginning 
and the end - no apologies, no regrets. 

~ Henry Kissinger

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 25




What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone 
monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

~ Pericles

Monday, November 24, 2014

Daily Zen - Monday, November 24




Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock,
don't demand - relax. If you relax, it comes.

~ Osho

Friday, November 21, 2014

Daily Zen - Friday, November 21




Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

~ Langston Hughes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 20




In this life of ours, others may help us, may
support us for a moment when we are fallen,
may seek to awaken us to our own true nature,
but realization must come from within.

~ Paramananda

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Daily Zen - Monday, November 17




The wise man does not govern men from outside.
First he changes himself and then his influence spreads.

~ Chuang Tzu

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekend Zen, November 15-16



Now and then it's good to pause in our
pursuit of happiness and just be happy. 

~ Guillaume Appolinaire

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 11



There is only one quality worse than 
hardness of heart and that is softness of head. 

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Daily Zen - Friday, November 7



We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish 
is strong enough. What do you want to do? That's what 
I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.

~ Katherine Mansfield

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 6



We must find the Middle Way,
without going to one side or the other,
but bringing the two together. 

~Taisen Deshimaru

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 5



What else is love but understanding and
rejoicing in the fact that another person lives,
acts, and experiences otherwise than we do 
and crosswise to our purposes?

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 4




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

~ Marcus Aurelius