Saturday, July 30, 2016

Weekend Zen, July 30-31

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, 
and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you
with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. 
It is the reason you are here on earth. 
You are here to risk your heart. 
You are here to be swallowed up.

And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. 
                                                         Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

                                                       ~ Louise Erdrich

Friday, July 29, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, July 28

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three things are your greatest treasures.

~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 27

When we are willing to be intimate with what actually is
here now, to look directly at all of our experience,
we might recognize that this is our life, however
different from our thoughts and ideas about it.

~ Pat Enkyō O' Hara

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 26

But what is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?

~ Albert Camus

Monday, July 25, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, July 25

Go all the way with it. Do not back off.
For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.

~ Ernest Hemingway

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Weekend Zen, July 23-24

If I only had three words of advice, 
they would be, Tell the Truth.
If I had three more words,
I'd add, All the Time

~ Randy Pausch

Friday, July 22, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, July 22

Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease 
that will take your dreams to the grave with you. 
If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually," 
just do it and correct course along the way.

~ Timothy Ferriss

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, July 18

No matter how much we want it to be otherwise,
the truth is that we are not in control
of the unfolding of our experiences.

~ Sharon Salzberg

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Weekend Zen, July 16-17

There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. 
And that's been the realization 
of the past few years for me.

~ Daniel Radcliffe

Friday, July 15, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, July 15

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? 
Make kindness your modus operandi 
and change your world.

~ Annie Lennox

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, July 14

Humans are by nature too 
complicated to be understood fully. 
So, we can choose either to approach 
our fellow human beings with suspicion, 
or to approach them with an open mind, a dash 
of optimism and a great deal of candor.

~ Tom Hanks

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 12

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, 
and doors will open where you 
didn’t know they were going to be.

~ Joseph Campbell

Monday, July 11, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, July 11

I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, 
and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, 
the days I do have are made all the more meaningful 
and precious. And for that I am grateful.

~ Elizabeth Edwards

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Weekend Zen, July 9-10

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief, and comfort of friendship was 
that one had to explain nothing.

~ Katherine Mansfield

Friday, July 8, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, July 8

Among the things that you can give and still keep
are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

~ Zig Ziglar

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 6

Share your presence with others, no boundaries, 
completely openly lovingly.
Love is what makes us alive.

~ Alex Grey

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 5

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved,
but a reality to be experienced.

~ Aart Van Der Leeuw

Monday, July 4, 2016

Daily Zen, Monday, July 4

We must not be enemies. 
Though passion may have strained, 
it must not break our bonds of affection. 

The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, 
as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Weekend Zen, July 2-3

Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically,
with loving kindness. If you are gentle with
yourself, you will become gentle with others.

~ Lama Thubten Yeshe

Friday, July 1, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, July 1

The birds always find their way to their nests.
The river always finds its way to the ocean. 

~ Zen Saying