Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

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

_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"God offers to every mind it's choice between truth and repose. Take which please- you can never have both.
Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates."
_____ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Through meditation and giving full attention to one thing at a time,
We can learn to direct attention where we choose."
_____Eknath Easwaran

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"To return to the root
Is to find the meaning.
But to pursue appearances
Is to miss the source."
_____ Seng-Ts'an

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday's Message

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

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"The living self has one purpose only;
to come into its own fullness of being.
_____ D. H. Lawrence

Friday, May 20, 2011


Sorry I have not posted for the past week but my hard drive fried and I just got it back today. Inspirations will begin again tomorrow.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday'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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning...
And there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom."
_____ Bergen Evans

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"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

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday's Message

"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 which does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light, and serenity."
_____ Henri F. Amiel

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Weekend 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

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tatting and Inspiration

I made this doily to match one that a friend bought at an antique store. It measures 12 inches across and is tatted in size 30 DMC Cebelia ecru thread.

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday's 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 off like autumn leaves."
_____ John Muir

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday's Message

"Spring passes, and one remembers 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