Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

Happy New Year
And may life provide you the opportunities to fulfill your dreams.

"I have arrived.
I am home.
In the here,
In the now.
I am solid.
I am free.
In the ultimate
I dwell."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

Rabbit foot fern

"The real enemies of our life are the 'oughts' and the 'ifs'.
They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future."
_____ Henri J.M. Nouwen

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"If you want something then you loose everything.
If you don't want anything then you already have everything."
_____ Seung Sahn

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Happiness....not in another place, but this place....
Not for another hour, but this hour.
_____ Walt Whitman

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday's Message

"Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward___your destiny___are here and now."
_____ Dag Hammarskjold

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

Merry Christmas to my wonderful friends.

"Just don't seek from others,
Or you'll be far estranged from self.
I know go on alone;
Everywhere I meet it:
It now is me; I now am it."
_____ Dongshan Liangjie

Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize; a blue sky, white clouds,
green leaves, the black curious eyes of a child...our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
_____ Yhich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"Things pass....That I have seen. Life is what you make it now.
So let us put our energies into life."
____ U Kyi Maung

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"To the one who knows how to look and feel,
Every moment of this free wandering life is an enchantment."
_____ Alexandra David-Neel

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Taking off your shoes is a sacred ritual. It is a hallowed moment of remembering the goodness of space and time. It is a way of celebrating the holy ground on which you stand."
_____ Macrina Wiederkehr

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday's Message

"Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all,
Because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent."
_____ Krishnamurti

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

"I walk towards one of our ponds; but what signifies the beauty of nature when men are base?
We walk to lakes to see our serenity reflected in them;
When we are not serene, we go not to them."
_____ Henry David Thoreau

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"Because I know that time is always time and place is always and only place,
And what is actual is actual for only one time,
And only for one place,
I rejoice that things are as they are...."
_____ T. S. Elliot

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"If for a moment we make way with our petty selves, wish no ill on anyone, apprehend no ill, cease to be but as a crystal which reflects a ray ---- what shall we not reflect! What a universe will appear crystallized and radiant around us.
_____ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Too make all life
more poetical, more sane
more living, loving
to experience
the true off all things
this moment.....
this moment.....
this moment."
_____ William Segal

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"If a man or woman speaks or acts with a pure thought,
Happiness follows them, like a shadow that never leaves them.
_____ The Dhammapada

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday's Message and our Christmas Tree

Christmas tree covered in tatting at night
and during the day.

"At the end of all things, the blessed will say,
We never lived anywhere but in heaven."
_____ C. S. Lewis

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

"People have a hard time of letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown,
they prefer suffering that is familiar."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"Foolish, ignorant people indulge in careless lives, Where as
a clever man guards his attention as his most prized possession."
_____ Buddha

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things,
and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart."
_____ Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Always we hope someone else has the answer. Some other place will be better, it will all turn out. This is it.
No one else has the answer. No other place will be better, and it has already turned out."
_____ Lao-Tzu

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is it's urgency, 'here and now' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank."
_____ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday's Message

"The mature person pays attention to what
is happening in the innermost self."
_____ Tzu Ssu

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

Honeysuckle in bloom surrounding the tool shed.

"Listen to your life.
All moments are key moments."
_____ Frederick Buechner

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"The best preparation for a better life next year is a full,
complete, harmonious, joyous life this year."
_____ Thomas Dreier

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Zen is not some kind of excitement.
But concentration on our usual everyday routine."
_____ Shunryu Suzuki