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.

~Rumi

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