Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 30

We all derive from the same source. 
There is no mystery about the origin of things.
We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians;
we have only to open up, 
only to discover what is already there.

~ Henry Miller

Monday, November 28, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Weekend Zen, November 26-27

I don't know anything with certainty,
but seeing the stars makes me dream.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, November 25, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, November 25

Go deeper...
Past thoughts into silence.
Past silence into stillness.
Past stillness into the heart.
Let love consume all that is left of you.

~ Kabir

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)

Maybe happiness is this: not feeling 
like you should be elsewhere,
doing something else,
being someone else.

~ Isaac Asimov

(Happy Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 23

As your faith is strengthened you will find that 
there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, 
that things will flow as they will, and 
that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

~ Emmanuel Teney

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 22

Courage is the discovery that you may not win,
and trying when you know you can lose.

~ Tom Krause

Monday, November 21, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, November 21

Every man, when he gets quiet, 
when he becomes desperately honest with himself, 
is capable of uttering profound truths. 

~ Henry Miller

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 17

When you've hit bottom in your life and are suffering deeply,
that's the time to be strong. Don't give up; instead, look at yourself and say, "Enough is enough. I won't get caught 
in this pattern again. Today is the day it ends."

~ Dzogchen Ponloe Rinpoche

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, November 14

Perhaps the most "spiritual" thing any of us can do
is simply to look through our own eyes, see with 
the eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Weekend Zen, November 12-13

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows
into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness
into you and the storms their energy, while cares
will drop off like autumn leaves.

~ John Muir

Friday, November 11, 2016

Daily Zen - Friday, November 11

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

~ Bette Smith

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 10

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Daily Zen - Tuesday, November 8

In the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter and 
the sharing of pleasures.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, November 7, 2016

Daily Zen - Monday, November 7

As great scientists have said, and as all children know,
it is above all by the imagination that we
achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.

~ Ursula Le Guin

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Weekend Zen, November 5-6

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch which I am
permitted to hold for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.

~ George Bernard Shaw

Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Daily Zen - Thursday, November 3

No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. 
Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself 
how is it you want to live your life.
We live and we die, this is the truth 
that we can only face alone.
No one can help us, not even the Buddha. 
So consider carefully, what prevents you from 
living the way you want to live your life?

~ Dalai Lama

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Daily Zen - Wednesday, November 2

Far and away the best prize that life offers
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, November 1, 2016