Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 29



Chance is always powerful.
Let your hook be always cast.
In the pool where you least expect it,
there will be a fish.

~ Ovid

Monday, December 28, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, December 28


The mystery does not get clearer 
by repeating the questions.
Nor is it bought by going to amazing places.

Until you've kept your eyes and your wanting still for 
fifty years, you don't begin to cross over from confusion.

~ Rumi

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, December 25



Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion 
to embrace all living creatures 
and the whole of nature in its beauty. 

- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 22



Confidence, like art, never comes from
 having all the answers; it comes from 
being open to all the questions. 

~ Wallace Stevens

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Weekend Zen, December 19-20



We do not need magic to change the world,
we carry all the power we need
 inside ourselves already.
We have the power to imagine better.

~ J.K. Rowling

Friday, December 18, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, December 18



Do not travel far to other dusty lands,
forsaking your own sitting place;
if you cannot find the truth where 
you are now, you will never find it.

~ Dogen

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 16


If we forgive life for not being what we told it to be,
or expected, or wished, or longed for it to be, we forgive 
ourselves for not being what we might have been also.

And then we can be what we are, which is boundless.

~ John Tarrant

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 15



If you can't figure out your purpose, 
figure out your passion. For your passion
will lead you right into your purpose.

~ T.D. Jakes

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, December 10



Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly.
Let it cut more deep. 
Let it ferment and season you
as few human or even divine ingredients can.

~Hafiz

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, December 9



But I'll tell you what hermits realize. 
If you go off into a far, far forest and 
get very quiet, you'll come to understand that 
you're connected with everything.

~ Alan Watts


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, December 4



Not thinking about anything is Zen.
Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting
or lying down, everything you do is Zen. 

~ Bodhidarma

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, December 3



There would seem to be nothing more obvious,
more tangible and palpable, than the present moment.
And yet it eludes us completely. 
All the sadness of life lies in that fact.

~ Milan Kundera

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, December 1



The only thing that we can know 
is that we know nothing 
and that is the highest flight of reason.

~ Leo Tolstoy

Monday, November 30, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, November 30




Your present circumstances don't determine where 
you can go; they merely determine where you start.

~ Nido Qubein

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Weekend Zen, November 28-29




I should be content to look at a mountain for 
what it is and not as a comment on my life. 

~ David Ignatow

Friday, November 27, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, November 27



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

~ Teresa of Ávila

(Happy Black Friday. Enjoy the Shopping.)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 26



If the only prayer you said was thank you,
that would be enough.

~ Meister Eckhart


(Happy Thanksgiving!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, November 23



It is better to do the most trifling thing in the world
than to regard half an hour as a trifle. 

~ Johann von Goethe

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Weekend Zen, November 21-22



Don't use Buddhism to become a Buddhist.
Use Buddhism to become better at whatever
else in your life you are doing already.

~ Dalai Lama

Friday, November 20, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, November 20



To be rooted in life --- to learn, to desire, 
to feel, to think, to act. This is what I want.
And nothing less. This is what I must try for.

~ Katherine Mansfield

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 18




When you are fooled by someone else,
the damage will not be so big. But when 
you are fooled by yourself, it is fatal.

~ Shunryu Suzuki

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 17



You take it all in. You let the pain of the world
touch your heart and you turn it into compassion.

~ Gyalwa Karmapa

Monday, November 16, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, November 16



If you are always trying to be normal,
you will never know how amazing you can be.

~ Maya Angelou

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 12



It is difficult to know at what moment love begins;
it is less difficult to know that it has begun. 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 11

Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height.
Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches.
Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness
is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. 

Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, 
the deeper it goes simultaneously....
it is always in proportion. That's its balance.

~ Osho

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 5



Defend your inner world. Be present.
Be in the moment. Engaged. Connected.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 4



To bear defeat with dignity,
to accept criticism with poise,
to receive honors with humility ---
these are marks of maturity and graciousness.

~ William Arthur Ward