Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday's Inspiration and My 50th Birthday

Today I celebrate my 50th birthday and while that may not be a big milestone for some it is a huge one for me as I am the first male in 4 generations of my family to NOT have a heart attack or die of one before turning 50. So today I celebrate life.

"Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past;
We are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present."
_____ Alan Watts

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"To live for some future goal is shallow.
It is the sides of mountains that sustain life, not the top."
_____ Robert M. Pirsig

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday's Message

"Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places?
Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself."
_____ Tilopa

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one's humdrum life, a life of monotonous,
Uninspiring, commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity."
_____ D. T. Suzuki

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"Only one who bursts with enthusiasm do I instruct;
Only one who bubbles with excitement do I enlighten."
_____ Confucius

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work that will be a material
Reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all."
_____ Robert M. Pirsig

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sorry, no Tatting

Sorry there have not been any pictures of Tatting lately but I have been fighting double pneumonia and because of the puffers I have been having to use my hands shake to much to do tatting. Hopefully it will clear up soon so I can get back to my tatting.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circle of compassion
To embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty."
_____ Albert Einstein

Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"There is only one good, that is, knowledge;
and only one evil, that is, ignorance."
_____ Socrates

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.
Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience."
_____ Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Keep your heart clear and transparent,
And you will never be bound.
A single disturbed thought
Creates ten thousand distractions."
_____ Ryokan

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"When the moon
Of your mind becomes
Clouded over with confusion,
You are searching
Around for the light outside."
_____ Hozoin Gakuzengo Inye

Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday's Message

"True study of the way
Does not rely on
Knowledge and genius
Or cleverness and brilliance.
It is an easy thing."
_____ Dogen

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"The seed of mystery lies in muddy water. How can I perceive this mystery? Water becomes clear through stillness.
How can I become still? By flowing with the stream."
_____ Lao-tzu

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow canucks.

"Those who have failed to work towards the truth have missed the purpose of living."
_____ Buddha