Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.
_____ Gandhi

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"The greater part of our happiness and misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."
_____ Martha Washington

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday's Message

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.
_____ Marcel Proust

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

These planters are at the front of the Parks and Recreation office in Brantford.

"For it is by giving that one receives; it is by self-forgetting that one finds; it is by forgiving that one is forgiven; it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life."
_____ St. Frances of Assisi

"The only devils in the world are those running in our own hearts. That is where the battle should be fought."
_____ Gandhi

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"When you do a thing, do it with the whole self. One thing at a time. Now I sit here and I eat. For me nothing exists in the world except this food, this table. I eat with the whole attention. So you must do- in everything."
_____ George J. Gurdjieff

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

I just love this hand sculpture that is at our Glenhyrst Art Gallery grounds. The sculpture is made out of different thicknesses of re-bar.

"How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
_____ Anne Frank

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"God exists in eternity. The only point where eternity meets time is in the present. The present is the only time there is."
_____ Marianne Williamson

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday's Message

"Consider life and death equal, and the intellect is not afraid; consider change as sameness, and clarity is not obscured."
_____ Lao-Tzu

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

Carpet Bed done by Gregg.

"It is proper to doubt. Do not be led by Holy Scriptures, or by mere logic or inference, or by appearances, or by the authority of religious leaders. But when you realize something is unwholesome and bad for you, give it up. And when you realize that something is wholesome and good for you, do it."
_____ Buddha

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"We have long forgotten that activities can be simple and precise. Every act of our lives can contain simplicity and precision and thus can have tremendous beauty and dignity."
_____ Chogyam Trungpa

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"Those who have strong passions are never able to perceive the way. It is like stirring up clear water with your hands; you may come wishing to find a reflection of your face, but you'll never see clearly in disturbed waters. A mind troubled and vexed with passions is never able to see the way.
_____ Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

Wave Petunia Bonsai Tree 2010

"Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker."
_____ The Dhammapada

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Worldly ups and downs should be treated as lightly as clouds gathering and breaking up."
_____ Anonymous

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday's Message

Picture of the Grand River that flows through Brantford.

Sometimes the qoutes that are on my calender make no sense to me. Unfortunately today is one of those day's.

"Events and hopes seldom agree. Who can step back does not worry. We blossom and fade like flowers, gather and part like clouds. Worldly thoughts I forgot long ago, relaxing all day on a peak."
____ Stonehouse

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekend Inspiration

"If you fail to achieve freedom in this life, when do you expect to achieve it?"
_____ Wu-hsin

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

"The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: Humility is endless."
_____ T. S. Eliot

"Zen opens a man's eyes to the greatest mystery as it is daily and hourly performed; it enlarges the heart to embrace eternity of time and infinity of space in its every palpitation; it makes us live in the world as if walking in the garden of Eden."
_____ D. T. Suzuki

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday's Inspiration

"When you are guided by compassion and loving-kindness,
you are able to look deeply into the heart of reality and see the truth."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday's Message

"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny."
_____ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

Sorry I missed yesterday but here are two today to make up for it.

"When we act out of our negativity, the effect is like carving it into stone. The imprint remains for a long, long time."
_____ Genpo Merzel

"We can sense the ever-changing waves around us, and breathe and relax. We can rest in the eternal present, the still point. We can learn that no matter what happens, we are home."
____ Jack Kornfield

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday's Inspiration

"Develop a mind that is vast like the water, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle, or harm. Rest in a mind like vast water."
_____ Buddha

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Post Number 300

WOW. This is post 300. I find it amazing that my blog has gone on this long. When I started it my thinking was I might do a post twice a month and when I saw other blogs and saw they had 25,000 visitors I never thought it would happen with mine. I would like to thank everbody for there support and so far I have had over 25,000 visits.

"He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God."_____ Vivekananda