Monday, February 20, 2017

Daily Zen - Monday, February 20

What do we live for, if it's not to 
make life less difficult for each other?

~ George Eliot

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Weekend Zen, February 18-19

Take hold of your own life. 
See that the whole existence is celebrating. 
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild, everywhere there is fun,
everywhere these is joy and delight. Watch existence, 
listen to the existence and become part of it.

~ Osho

Friday, February 17, 2017

Daily Zen - Friday, February 17

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

~ Winston Churchill

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, February 16

Bringing joy to one heart with love is better 
than one thousand repetitive prayer recitings.

~ Rumi

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Daily Zen - Wednesday, February 15

Never let the odds keep you from doing
what you know in your heart
you were meant to do.

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Daily Zen - Tuesday, February 14

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Daily Zen - Monday, February 13

Without ambition one starts nothing.
Without work one finishes nothing.
The prize will not be sent to you.
You have to win it.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Weekend Zen, February 11-12

Go out for a walk. It doesn't have to be a romantic walk
in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment... 
It doesn't have to be a walk during which you'll have 
multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings 
no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be 
afraid of spending quality time by yourself. 
Find meaning or don't find meaning, but "steal" some time 
and give it freely and exclusively to your own self.

~ Albert Camus

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, February 9

My mission in life is not merely to survive,
but to thrive; and to do so with some passion,
some compassion, some humor, and some style.

~ Maya Angelou

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Daily Zen - Monday, February 6

Here is what I wanted to tell you today: Get a life. 
A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, 
the bigger paycheck, the larger house. Do you think 
you'd care so very much about those things if you 
blew an aneurysm one afternoon, 
or found a lump in your breast?

~ Anna Quindlen

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Weekend Zen, February 4-5

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

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, February 3, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Daily Zen - Thursday, February 2

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference. 

~ Robert Frost

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