Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, September 28




Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that
but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.

~ William Butler Yeats

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Weekend Zen, September 26-27



Just don't give up trying to do what you
really want to do. Where there's love and 
inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

~ Ella Fitzgerald

Friday, September 25, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, September 25


You need to build an ability to just be yourself
and not be doing something. That's what the phones
are taking away, the ability to just sit there.

That's being a person. Because underneath everything
in your life, there is that thing, that empty --- forever empty. 
That knowledge that it's all for nothing and that you're alone.

~ Louis C.K.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, September 24

I don't know what's meant by Know Thyself
which seems to ask a window to look at a window.

I aspire to know when best to walk, or eat,
which music I need, and how to keep myself
sitting as I am now, stubbornly enraptured
with doing practically nothing.

~ James Richardson

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, September 23



When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who
can live at peace with others.

~ Peace Pilgrim

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, September 22



We have to dare to be ourselves,
however frightening or strange
that self may prove to be.

~ May Sarton

Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, September 18




If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

~ Dalai Lama

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, September 17



We can make our minds so like still water that beings 
gather round us that they may see... their own images,
and so live for a moment with a clearer, 
perhaps even a fiercer life because of our quiet. 

~ William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, September 16




Live in such a way that you would not be 
ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

~ Will Rogers

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Daily Zen - Monday, September 14



May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome,
dangerous...leading to the most dazzling view. 
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

~ Edward Abbey

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Weekend Zen, September 12-13




It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing 
because you can only do little - do what you can. 

~ Sydney Smith

Friday, September 11, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, September 11




I know there is strength in the differences between us. 
I know there is comfort, where we overlap.

~ Ani DiFranco

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, September 10



It may be that when we no longer know
what to do we have come to our real work,
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have come to our real journey.

~ Wendell Berry

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Daily Zen - Wednesday, September 9



It is not the strongest of the species 
that survive, nor the most intelligent, 
but the one most responsive to change.

~ Charles Darwin

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Weekend Zen, September 5-6



It is a wholesome and necessary thing
for us to turn again to the earth and 
in the contemplation of her beauties to
know of wonder and humility.

~ Rachel Carson

Friday, September 4, 2015

Daily Zen - Friday, September 4

Finish every day and be done with it. 
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day: you shall begin it well 
and serenely and with too high a spirit 
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Daily Zen - Thursday, September 3



It's a puzzling thing. 
The truth knocks on the door and you say, 
"Go away, I'm looking for the truth,"
and so it goes away. Puzzling.

~ Robert M. Pirsig

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Daily Zen - Tuesday, September 1



What may look like a small act of courage
is courage nonetheless. The important thing
is to be willing to take a step forward.

~ Daisaku Ikeda