Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, May 31

Experience is a hard teacher because she
gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

~ Vernon Sanders Law

Monday, May 30, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, May 30

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

~ Leo Buscaglia

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Weekend Zen, May 28-29

Don't wait until everything is just right.
It will never be perfect. There will ways be
challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect 
conditions. So what. Get started now.

~ Mark Victor Hansen

Friday, May 27, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, May 27

Truth cannot only comfort you.
At times, it has to cut through to the bone,
to the marrow even, 
if this is what it takes to set you free.

~ Mooji

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, May 26

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. 
When mindfulness embraces those we love, 
they will bloom like flowers.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, May 25

The biggest cause of suffering is being here,
and wishing you were somewhere else.

~ Ajahn Brahm

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, May 24

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

~ Earl Grey Stevens

Monday, May 23, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Weekend Zen, May 21-22

Our society has a tremendous engine for creating 
dissatisfaction, desire, and craving. Happiness is going 
to be this, it's going to be that, but it's never going to
be just enjoying yourself where you are and as you are.

For most of us, cultivating simplicity and 
contentment might take some real effort.

~ David Nichtern

Friday, May 20, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, May 20

You will receive everything you need when
you stop asking for what you do not need.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, May 18

The moment you start clinging to things, you have 
missed the target --- you have missed. Because things 
are not the target, you, your innermost being, is 
the target --- not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you; not many things, 
but an open being, available to millions of things.

~ Osho

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, May 16

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's
possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. 

~ St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Weekend Zen, May 14-15

There is something wonderfully bold 
and liberating about saying yes to our
entire imperfect and messy life.

~ Tara Brach

Friday, May 13, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, May 13

Hope is always available to us. When we 
feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath 
and say, "Yes," and hope will reappear.

~ Monroe Forester

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, May 11

If we keep doing what we're doing,
we're going to keep getting what we're getting.

~ Stephen Covey

Monday, May 9, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, May 9

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Weekend Zen, May 7-8

The sacred place is not remote;
No special road leads to it.
If one proceeds where a guide has pointed,
He will find only a slippery, moss-covered bridge.

~ Genro

Friday, May 6, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, May 6

Believe in yourself and there will come a day when
others will have no choice but to believe with you.

~ Cynthia Kersey

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, May 4

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist
but in the ability to start over.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, May 3

If you take a flower in your hand and really
look at it, it's your world for the moment.

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Monday, May 2, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, May 2

There are times when life surprises one,
and anything may happen, 
even what one had hoped for.

~ Ellen Glasglow