Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Daily Zen - Tuesday, August 3

The value of human life lies in the fact
of suffering, for where there is no suffering,
no consciousness of karmic bondage,
there will be no power of attaining 
spiritual experience. Unless we agree 
to suffer, we cannot be free of suffering.

~ D.T. Suzuki

Monday, August 2, 2021

Daily Zen - Monday, August 2

You bring out the best
in yourself by looking for
the best in others.

~ Gene Bedley

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Weekend Zen, July 31 - August 1

Gratitude unlocks the fullness
of life. It turns what we have
into enough, and more...
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house
into a home, a stranger into a friend.

~ Melody Beattie

Friday, July 30, 2021

Daily Zen - Friday, July 30

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

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Daily Zen - Thursday, July 29

To be yourself
in a world that is
constantly trying to
make you something 
else is the greatest

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 28

A single breath 
has more truth in it 
than all your thoughts
about breathing
will ever have.

~ Adyashanti

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

Daily Zen - Monday, July 26

Only those who will 
risk going too far
can possibly find out
how far one can go.

~ T.S. Eliot 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Daily Zen - Friday, July 23

Zen pretty much comes 
down to three things —
everything changes; 
everything is connected;
pay attention. 

~ Jane Hirshfield

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 21

This is what Zen means by being detached ––
not being without emotion or feeling, but being
one in whom feeling is not sticky or blocked, 
and through whom the experiences of the world
pass like the reflections of birds flying over water.

~ Alan Watts

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 20

The soil in which the meditative mind can
begin is the soil of everyday life –– the strife, 
the pain, and the fleeting joy. It must begin 
there, and bring order, and from there 
move endlessly. But if you are concerned only
with making order, then that very order 
will bring about its own limitation...

~ Alan Watts

Monday, July 19, 2021

Daily Zen - Monday, July 19

If, then, I were asked for the most important
advice I could give, that which I considered 
to be the most useful to the men of our century, 
I should simply say: in the name of God, stop
a moment, cease your work, look around you.

~ Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Weekend Zen, July 17-18

If we sit quietly, making no effort,
life expresses itself clearly; it simply
happens on its own. There's nothing else
to get. The great truth is obvious. 
The heart beats; the breath comes and goes.

~ Darryl Bailey 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Daily Zen - Thursday, July 15

Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing
the difference between what's happening
and the stories we tell ourselves about 
what's happening, stories that get in the way 
of direct experience. Often such stories treat 
a fleeting state of mind as if it were 
our entire and permanent self.

~ Sharon Salzberg

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Daily Zen - Wednesday, July 14

If I only had three words of advice,
they would be, tell the truth.
I I had three more words,
I'd add, all the time.

~ Randy Pausch

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Daily Zen - Tuesday, July 13

Happiness is simply to allow
everything to be exactly as it is
from moment to moment.

~ Rupert Spira