Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday's Meditation

"Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed."
_____ Buddha

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weekend Words of Wisdom

"Peace does not dwell in outer things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and open (submissive). Peace in this life springs from acquiescence, not in an exemption from suffering."
_____ Francis Fenelon

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone."

_____ Louis L'Amour

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursdays Thought

"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday's Thought

"Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you're being right now."
_____ Neale Donald Walsch

Monday, May 24, 2010


This blog has a little bit of everything and I would like to start of with my health. I am feeling better with each passing day and physio is going well. I am feeling so well that I am able to enjoy tatting again which brings me joy. I have a older student who comes to the house regularly and she is so eager to learn tatting that teaching her is a feel good moment. The last time she was here she brought a pattern for a doily that she thought she could do but it is a bit advanced for her so I am going to surprise her. I am making the doily for her because I know how much she will appreciate a piece of tatting. This is what it looks like so far.

Last but not least here is our thought for the day.
"We too should make ourselves empty, that the great soul of the universe may fill us with it's breath."
_____ Lawrence Binyon

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Weekend Wisdom

"Wealth and honour are what people want, but if they are the consequence of deviating from the Way, I would have no part in them.
Poverty and disgrace are what people deplore, but if they are the consequence of staying on the Way, I would not avoid them."
_____ Confucius

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"We choose our joys and our sorrows long before we experience them."
_____ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday's Thought

Harmony Square, Brantford

"In the root and stem of your own psyche, there is an accumulation of bad habits. If you cannot see through them and act independently of them, you will unavoidably get bogged down along the way."
_____ Yuansou

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thoughts to Ponder

"The secret of health for both mind for for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future,
nor to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
_____ Buddha

"The day is always his, who works in it with serenity and great aims."
_____ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fabulous Friday

"The effort of the genuine spiritual seeker should be to cultivate love until the mind becomes saturated by it."
_____ Bhante Y. Wimala

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Life and Inspirations

I am recovering from my surgery and doing a bit better each day. I am finally getting over my wound infection and my aggressive physio therapy is paying off. I am so happy to be putting this behind me. For the next little while the pictures on this blog will be of the gardens of the City of Brantford where my partner Gregg is a horticulturalist. I hope you enjoy them. Any questions just make a comment and ask and I will answer as soon as possible.

"If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer."
_____ David Deida

"Here-and-now contains eternity."
_____ Taisen Deshimary

Almost Ready.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

City of Brantford, Park garden

"Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour."
_____ Stephen Leacock

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday's Inspiration

"Our mind is like a clear glass of water. If we put salt in the water, it becomes salt water; sugar, it becomes sugar water. But originally the water is clear. No thinking, no mind. No mind, no problem."
_____ Seung Sahn

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change,
_____ Buddha

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Some Inspirations

"If your compassion does not include yourself, it is not complete."
_____ Buddha

"Most of us go through each day looking for what we saw yesterday. And, not surprisingly, that is what we find."
_____ James A. Kitchens

"Be the master of the mind, rather than mastered by mind."
_____ Zen saying