Monday, August 31, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, August 31

You have to go wholeheartedly into anything
in order to achieve anything worth having.

~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, August 28

We are like children building a sand castle. 
We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, 
and pieces of colored glass. The castle is ours... 

Yet despite all our attachments, we know that the tide 
will inevitably come in and sweep the sand castle away.

The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and 
when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.

~ Pema Chodron

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, August 27

It is our choices...that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities. 

~ J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, August 26

The closer you get to real matter, 
rock air fire and wood,
boy, the more spiritual the world is.

~ Jack Kerouac

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, August 25

If you understand -- things are just as they are.
If you don't understand -- things are just as they are.

~ Zen Saying

Monday, August 24, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, August 24

Happiness doesn't depend on 
who you are or what you have; 
it depends solely on what you think.

~ Dale Carnegie

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Weekend Zen, August 22-23

Life is full of beauty.
Notice the bumblebee, the small child, 
and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, 
and feel the wind. Live your life to the 
fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. 

~ Ashley Smith

Friday, August 21, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, August 21

Pain is physical, suffering is mental... Suffering is due 
entirely to clinging or resisting. It is a sign of 
our unwillingness to move, to flow with life.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, August 19

A difficult thing it is to be born as a human
and every man who floats lazily through
this world must sink to the depths again.

~ Saigyō

Monday, August 17, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, August 17

What is the meaning of life? That was all -- 
a simple question; one that tended to close in 
on one with years. The great revelation had never come... 
...instead there were little daily miracles,
illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark.

~ Virginia Woolf

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Weekend Zen, August 15-16

I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.

~ John Burroughs

Friday, August 14, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, August 14

Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more 
beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important
discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.

~ André Gide

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, August 12

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary
 to which you can retreat at any time.

~ Hermann Hesse

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, August 11

Do not look at the faults of others, 
or what others have done or not done;
observe what you yourself have done and not done.

~ Buddha

Monday, August 10, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, August 10

Use what talents you possess; 
the woods would be very silent if no birds 
sang there except those that sang best.

~ Henry van Dyke

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, August 6

Once you stop clinging and let things be,
you'll be free, even of birth and death.
You'll transform everything.

~ Bodhidharma

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, August 5

The greatest discovery of my generation is 
that human beings can alter their lives 
by altering their attitudes of mind.

~ William James

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, August 4

One half of knowing what you want is knowing
what you must give up before you get it.

~ Sidney Howard

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weekend Zen, August 1-2

What is truly a part of our spiritual path is that
which brings us alive. If gardening brings us alive, 
that is part of our path, if it is music, if it is 
conversation...we must follow what brings us alive.

~ David Steindl-Rast