Saturday, January 30, 2016

Weekend Zen, January 30-31


If the sight of blue skies fill you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields 
has power to move you, if the simple things
of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.

~ Eleonora Duse

Friday, January 29, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, January 29



It is the sweet, simple things of life
which are the real ones after all. 

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, January 26


We all want to be recognized. We all want to be seen.
See me. See who I am. See I am awesome.
See I am important. See me! 

This pitiful cry from the depths of our self,
this aspect of our deepest suffering. 

~ Michael Kewley


Monday, January 25, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, January 25



The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

~ Henry Miller

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Weekend Zen, January 23-24



When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves,
it is useless to seek it elsewhere. 

~ La Rochefoucauld

Friday, January 22, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, January 22



The most authentic thing about us is our capacity
to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform,
to love, and to be greater than our suffering. 

~ Ben Okri

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, January 21



Death, the most dreaded of evils, is therefore of no 
concern to us; for while we exist death is not present,
and when death is present we no longer exist. 

~ Epicurus

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, January 20



Do I contradict myself? 
Very well then I contradict myself.
I am large, I contain multitudes.

~ Walt Whitman

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, January 19



Blessed are they who see beautiful things in
humble places where other people see nothing.

~ Camille Pissarro

Monday, January 18, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, January 18



Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement...
get up in the morning and look at the world
in a way that takes nothing for granted. 

~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Weekend Zen, January 16-17




Seize from every moment its unique novelty,
and do not prepare your joys.

~ André Gide

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, January 13


If we were not so single-minded 
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
 perhaps a huge silence 
might interrupt this sadness 
of never understanding ourselves...

~ Pablo Neruda

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, January 12



The only freedom we've got is not to react to 
anything, but to turn within and know the truth.

~ Robert Adams

Monday, January 11, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Weekend Zen, January 9-10




When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves.
That is our way to live fully in each moment of time.

~ Shunryu Suzuki

Friday, January 8, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, January 8



Meditation practice is not about trying to 
throw ourselves away and become something better. 
It's about befriending who we already are.

~ Pema Chodron

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, January 5



You are not separate from the whole.
You are one with the sun, the earth,
the air. You don't have a life. You are life.

~ Eckhart Tolle

Monday, January 4, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, January 4


Don't waste life in doubts and fears;
spend yourself on the work before you,
well assured that the right performance of 
this hour's duties will be the best preparation 
for the hours and ages that will follow it.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Weekend Zen, January 2-3




To get the clearest and most efficient understanding
of a thing, therefore, it must be experienced personally.

~ D.T. Suzuki

Friday, January 1, 2016