Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration


"Spring passes, and one remember one's innocence, summer passes, and one remembers one's exuberance, autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence, winter passes, and one remembers one's perseverance."
_____ Yoko Ono

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday's Message

Now this is whaat Ruth Perry's 2008 Celtic snowflake is supposed to look like. This snowflake was tatted using DMC Cordonnet size 30 Ecru thread.
"There's harmony and inner peace to be found in following a moral compass
that points in the same direction regardless of fashion or trend."
_____ Ted Koppel

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekend Inspiration


"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 like autumn leaves."
_____ John Muir

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday's Inspiration


"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.
Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world."
_____ Hans Margolius

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

Here is a picture of the two trees I have pruned out at the front of our house to make them more interesting. One is a boxwood bush that I turned into what the nearby kids call the slide. The other was a tall juniper that I pruned into a large cloud tree.

"Here it is-----right now.
Start thinking about it and you miss it."
_____ Huang Po

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration


"There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which......is within the souls of men."
_____ Black Elk

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lesson Learned


This Celtic Snowflake was designed by Ruth Perry for the year 2008. I don't know about other experienced tatters but I can now tat without looking at my tatting very much or so I thought. I was watching a very interesting show on television and as you can see I made A mistake in my tatting. Oh well, they say each snowflake is original and this one sure is.

The Quote for the day is;
"Whenever conscience speaks with a divided, uncertain, and disputed voice, it is not the voice of God.
Descend still deeper into yourself, until you hear nothing but a clear, undivided voice,
a voice that does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light and serenity."
_____ Henri F. Amiel

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday's Message


"In the ultimate stillness light penetrates the whole realm; in the still illumination there pervades pure emptiness.
When I look back on the phenomenal world, everything is just like a dream."
_____ Han-shan Te-ch'ing

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend Inspiration


"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old;
seek what they sought."
_____ Basho

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday's Inspiration


"Cultivate and nourish yourself to enact maturity and achieve stability. If you accord everywhere with thorough clarity and cut off sharp corners without dependence on doctrines, you can be called a complete person."
_____ Hongzhi Zhengjue

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration


"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."
_____ Lao-Tzu

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration


"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony,
and the deep power of joy,
we see into the life of things."
_____ William Wordsworth

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration


"The world is not to be put in order. The world is order.
It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order."
_____ Henry Miller

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday's Message


"... the sacred is in the ordinary.... it is to be found in ones daily life, in ones neighbours, friends, and family, in ones own backyard... travel may be a flight from confronting the sacred-- this lesson can be easily lost. To be looking elsewhere for miracles is to me a sure sign of ignorance that everything is miraculous."
_____ Abraham Maslow

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

This is a picture of some of the mosses growing in a garden.

"The morning glory which blooms for an hour differs not at heart from the great pine,
which lives for a thousand years."
_____ Alan Watts

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday's Inspiration



"The soul establishes itself. But how far can it swim out through the eyes and still return safely to its nest.
_____ John Ashbery

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration


To celebrate Remembrance day in Canada where we recognize veterans who fought in the war and are fighting in wars here is the poem In Flanders Fields.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

- John McCrae

Inspiration for today-
"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles."
_____ Confucius

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

A nice spot to tat.

"With gentleness, overcome anger.
With generosity, overcome meanness.
With truth, overcome delusion."
_____ The Dhammapada

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday's Message


"To return to the root is to find the meaning,
but to pursue appearences is to miss the source.
_____ Seng Ts'an

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekend Inspiration


"Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we chose."
_____ Eknath Easwarran

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration



"This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.
And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."
_____ Alan Watts

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration


"Beware of the anger of the mind.
Master your thoughts. Let them serve the truth."
_____ The Dhammapada

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday's Message


"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.
Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh