Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, August 30

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world.
Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as 
joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in 
enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but 
rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

~ Vaclav Havel 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, August 26

Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
Love tells me I am everything.
Between the two my life flows.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, August 25

Sorrow is how we learn to love. 
Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts 
because it's getting larger. The larger 
it gets, the more love it holds.

~ Rita Mae Brown

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, August 24

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, 
as if it were necessary to understand, 
when it is simply necessary to love. 

~ Claude Monet

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, August 23

This is my simple religion. No need for temples. 
No need for complicated philosophy. 
Your own mind, your own heart is the temple; 
the philosophy is simple kindness.

~ Dalai Lama

Monday, August 22, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, August 22

Individual commitment to a group effort --- 
that is what makes a team work, a company work, 
a society work, a civilization work.

~ Vince Lombardi

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Weekend Zen, August 20-21

It is what I was born for ---
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this world ---
to instruct myself
over and over...

~ Mary Oliver

Friday, August 19, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, August 19

Be grateful for what you have; 
you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.

~ Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, August 18

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is 
a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some 
momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. 
Welcome and entertain them all, treat each guest honorably.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them 
at the door laughing, and invite them in. 
Be grateful for whoever comes, 
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, August 17

Life's blows cannot break a person whose 
spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Weekend Zen, August 13-14

The secret of genius is to carry 
the spirit of the child into old age,
which means never losing your enthusiasm.

~ Aldous Huxley

Friday, August 12, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, August 5

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all 
the paint you can on it.

~ Danny Kaye

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, August 3

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed 
by our tears once in a while, 
so that we can see life with a clearer view again.

~ Alex Tan

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, August 2

Fill the cup of happiness for others, and there will 
be enough overflowing to fill yours to the brim.

~ Rose Pastor Stokes

Monday, August 1, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, August 1

How wonderful that no one need wait 
a single moment to improve the world. 

~ Anne Frank