Saturday, December 31, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

I am really looking forward to this New Years inspirations. All of the inspirations for this up coming year are centered on the theme of being good to yourself, because if you are not good to yourself it is impossible to be good to others. I hope you will enjoy them.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined."
_____Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

"The man who masters his own soul will forever be called conqueror of conquerors."
_____ Plautus

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.....The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non essentials."
_____ Lin Yutang

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

"Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Inspiration

"As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, the wise are not moved by praise or blame."
_____ The Dhammapada

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope all my friends get to celebrate this day with there loved ones.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

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

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Inspiration

"Our mind is like a clear glass of water. If we put salt into 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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

"We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things... but there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen, and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper."
_____ James Carroll

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday Inspirayion

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
_____ Aldous Huxley

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Inspiration

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

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Inspiration

"The secret of health 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

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"Calm soul of all things! make it mine
To feel, amid the city's jar,
That there abides a place of thine,
Man did not make, and can not mar."
_____ Matthew Arnold

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

"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

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"Wealth and honor 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, December 9, 2011

Friday Inspiration

"We too should make ourselves empty, that the great soul of the universe may fill us with its breath."
_____ Lawrence Binyon

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

"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

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"Heaven and heart remain peacefully unmoved,yet their life breath is unceasing, and is seldom known to rest."
_____ Hung Ying-Ming

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

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

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday 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

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

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

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Inspiration

"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

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday 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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Inspiration

"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

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Tatting and Inspiration

As you can see I am tatting a choir of angels for Christmas this year. They are tatted using ecru DMC Cebelia size 30 thread and the pattern can be found in Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn. The pattern is on page 8 and is called Angel#2.

"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose."
_____ Indira Gandhi

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Inspiration

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

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
_____ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday 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, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

Hi. Just want to let everyone know that there will be no more inspiration messages for the rest of the week because I am having surgery tomorrow. Have a good weekend.
"Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker."
_____ The Dhammapada

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday 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 see 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 the Forty-two Chapters

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday 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

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"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 that 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, November 11, 2011

Friday Inspiration

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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday 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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"It is the spur of ignorance, the consciousness of not understanding, and the curiosity about that which lies beyond that are essential to our progress."
_____ John Pierce

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday 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

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Inspiration

"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. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

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

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Inspiration

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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration

"The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom 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, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

"There are three marks of a superior man: being virtuous, he is free from anxiety, being wise, he is free from perplexity, being brave, he is free from fear."
_____ Confucius

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Inspiration

Sorry no picture today as blogger is not working properly.
"The lesson that life reappears and constantly enforces is 'Look under foot'. You are always nearer to the divine and the true sources of your power than you think."
_____ John Burroughs

Saturday, October 29, 2011