Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"Through contemplation, we realize that our own power proves inadequate,
and we learn to trust a power that is beyond ourselves."
_____ Jim Wallis

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Listen closely... the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it."
_____ Jack Kerouac

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday's Message

"To understand the immeasurable,
The mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still."
_____ J. Krishnamurti

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"The wholeness and freedom that we seek is our true nature, who we really are. Whenever we start a spiritual practice, read a spiritual book, or contemplate what it means to live well, we have begun the inevitable process of opening to this truth,
the truth of life itself."
_____ Jack Kornfield

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"People cling to their worldly possessions and selfish passions so blindly as to sacrifice their own lives to them. They are like a child who tries to eat a little honey smeared on the edge of a knife. The amount is by no means sufficient to appease his appetite, and he runs the risk of wounding his tongue."
_____ Sutra of Forty-two Chapters

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"The soul that is attached to anything, however good there may be in it,
will not arrive at the liberty of the divine."
_____ St. John of the Cross

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday's Message

"The universe is sacred. We cannot improve it. If you try and change it,
You will ruin it. If you try and hold it, you will loose.
____ Lao-tzu

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

These are flowers that I received from my 2 children for Father's Day.

"Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart our transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom.
Your every act can open hearts and minds."
_____ David Deida

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"Believe nothing because someone else believes it.
But believe only what you yourself judge to be true."
_____ Buddha

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"Happiness is a quality of mind. It is something we possess within....
If we do not have it within, nothing outside can give it to us."
_____ Paramananda

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Especially in Zen is this true: abstract ideas that do not reflect themselves forcibly and efficiently in practical living are regarded as of no value. Conviction must be gained through experience and not through abstraction."
_____ D. T. Suzuki

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Well-being means to be fully born, to become what one is potentially is; it means to have the full capacity for joy and sadness or, to put it differently, to awake from the half-slumber the average man lives in and to be fully awake."
_____Enrich Fromm

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday's Message

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
_____ Dalai Lama

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell,
And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
_____ William Saroyan

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"I do not cut up my life into days but my days into lives:
Each day, each hour, an entire life."
_____ Juan Ramon Jimenez

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Awareness is not something to be acquired at the end of a process.
We already have what we need."
_____ Francis Lucille

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday's Message

"As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are.
Otherwise you will miss most of your life."
_____ Buddha

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"You don't go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of dark night of the soul."

_____ Sam Keen

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"....I have nothing to report, my friends, If you want to find the meaning,
Stop chasing after so many things."
_____ Ryokan

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, and enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on earth."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh