Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Daily Zen - Tuesday, January 31

When the mind is at peace, the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary fellow who has completed his work.

~ Layman P'ang

Monday, January 30, 2017

Daily Zen - Monday, January 30

Happiness is like a butterfly which, 
when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, 
but, if you will sit down quietly, 
may alight upon you. 

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Weekend Zen, January 28-29

Just try to feel your own weight, in your own seat, in your own feet. Okay? So if you can feel that weight in your body, if you can come back into the most personal identification, a very personal identification, which is: I am. This is me now. Here I am, right now. This is me now. Then you don't feel like you have to leave, and be over here, or look over there. 
You don't feel like you have to rush off and be somewhere.

~ Bill Murray

Friday, January 27, 2017

Daily Zen - Friday, January 27

There will always be an infinity of things to do. We can never get our life or our business or our kitchen running exactly the way we want it to run. Life is not predetermined to the point that we can get to some stage and see how it all works. What happens is that we have a better and better understanding of things, we have more and more clarity and ability to deal with things, as they arise. But they keep arising, endlessly. The empty sky is always creating new clouds.
The pot is always boiling.

~ Kōshō Uchiyama

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, January 26

We cannot avoid conflict. Like good music, 
life expresses itself through conflict and resolution. 

~ David Nichtern

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Daily Zen - Wednesday, January 25

Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. 
They are as much for you as they are for other people. 
Remember this when you wake up in the morning and 
think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. 
Now praise the sky and the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.

~ Miranda July

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Daily Zen - Tuesday, January 24

The art of life is to stay wide open and be vulnerable, 
yet at the same time to sit with the mystery and the awe
and with the unbearable pain --- to just be with it all.

~ Ram Dass

Monday, January 23, 2017

Daily Zen - Monday, January 23

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only
 the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. 

~ Theodore Vail

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Weekend Zen, January 21-22

And one has to understand that braveness is
not the absence of fear, but rather the strength
to keep on going forward despite the fear.

~ Paulo Coelho 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Daily Zen - Friday, January 20

Walk with the dreamers, the believers,
the courageous, the cheerful, the planners,
the doers, the successful people with their
heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.

Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to 
leave this world better than when you found it. 

~ Wilfred Peterson

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, January 19

It is not only for what we do 
that we are held responsible, 
but also for what we do not do.

~ Moliere

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Daily Zen - Wednesday, January 18

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries
and predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

~ William Faulkner 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, January 12

When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

~ John Muir

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Daily Zen - Friday, January 6

We never do anything well till we cease 
to think about the manner of doing it. 

~ William Hazlitt

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, January 5

Your vision will become clear 
only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens. 

~ Carl Jung

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Daily Zen - Wednesday, January 4

Don't think about it, just do it. 
Most of your stress is in thinking about 
what you have to do, but if you just do it 
you find the doing is easy. 
It's the thinking that's hard. 

~ Ajahn Brahm

Tuesday, January 3, 2017