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

Tuesday, November 3, 2015