Saturday, January 30, 2010

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, January 29, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"True study of the way does not rely on knowledge and genius or cleverness and brilliance. It is an easy thing."
_____ Dogen

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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, January 26, 2010

Tuesday'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

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday's Inspiration and My Prize

"Live in love and do your work; make amends of your sorrows; for just as the jasmine releases and lets fall it's withered flowers, let fall willfulness and hatred."
_____ The Dhammapada

On New Year's Day Diane (Lace-lovin' Librarian)had a giveaway and I was very lucky to be one of the winners. The shuttle that I won arrived today and a surprise came with it. This beautiful pouch to carry it in. Thank you Diane for these wonderful prizes.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

"To know what you know and to know what you don't know, that is real wisdom."
____ Confucius

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday'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 it's beauty."
_____ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."
_____ Buddha

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday'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

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

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

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday'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

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else." ___Buddha

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

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

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday's Inspiration

"The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it. Between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past. Between those who open there arms and those who are determined to clench their fists."
___William Jefferson Clinton

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

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

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the side's of the mountain that sustain life, not the top." ____ Robert M. Pirsig

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"The past is already past. Don't try to regain it. The present does not stay. Don't try to touch it moment to moment. The future has not come. Don't think about it beforehand." Layman P'ang

Monday, January 4, 2010


Happy New Year Everyone.

Well it is a new year and a new decade and I have decided to add a new feature to my tatting blog. I really like to start my day off with a quote. An inspiration, meditation, thought, prayer or idea and I have decided that this year I will try my best to post one each day of the week and one for the weekend for others who enjoy this idea. If you enjoy these please spread the word that they are available on this blog as I would like to share them with as many people as possible. Here is today's,

"Life is like music for it's own sake. We are living in the 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