Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday's Message

"The mature person pays
Attention to what is happening
In the innermost self."
_____ Tzu-Ssu

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"We cannot put off living till we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency,
'Here and now' without any postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank."
_____ Jose Ortega y Gasset

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"Always we hope
someone else has the answer.
Some other place will be better,
it will all turn out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer.
no other place will be better;
and it has already turned out."
_____ Lao-tzu

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"The enlightened ones are neither attached to
Nor detached from their senses and thoughts."
_____ Huang Po

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Foolish, ignorant people indulge in careless lives, whereas a clever man
guards his attention as his most prized possession."
_____ Buddha

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"People have a hard time letting go of there suffering.
Out of a fear of the unknown,
They prefer suffering that is familiar."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday's Message

"At the end of all things, the blessed will say,
We never lived anywhere but in heaven."
_____ C. S. Lewis

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."
_____ The Dhammapada

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

This is a picture of one of the gardens in our parks in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. For the next month or so I will be showing more of our beautiful park gardens. Hope you enjoy them.

"The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy, is to proportion our wants to our possessions,
our ambitions to our capacities."
_____ Frances Wright

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"If for a moment we make way with our petty selves, wish no ill on anyone, apprehend no ill, cease to be but as a crystal which reflects a ray- what shall we not reflect! What a universe will appear crystallized and radiant around us."
_____ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

"Because I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is actual only for one time
And only for one place
I rejoice that things are as they are..."
_____ T. S. Eliot

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"I will walk toward one of our ponds; but what signifies the beauty of nature when men are the base?
We walk to lakes to see our serenity reflected in them; when we are not serene, we go not to them."
_____ Henry David Thoreau

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I am not sure where the pattern came from but here is a Valentine heart for everyone.

"Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all,
Because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent."
_____ Krishnamurti

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"True inward not vacancy,
But stability-the steadfastness of a single purpose."
_____ Caroline Stephen

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"Things pass...that I have seen. Life is what you make it now.
So let us put our energies into life."
_____ U Kyi Maung

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

Sorry but picture would not load today.

"Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky,
white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

"Just don't seek from others,
Our you'll be far estranged from Self.
I now go on alone;
Everything I meet it.
It now is me; I now am it."
_____ Dongshan Liangjie

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Weekend Inspiration

"Happiness.... not in another place, but this place....
Not for another hour, but this hour."
_____ Walt Whitman

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday's Inspiration

"If you want something then you lose everything.
If you don't want anything then you already have everything."
_____ Seung Sahn

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

"The real enemies of our life are the 'oughts' and the 'ifs'.
They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future."
_____ Henri J. M. Nouwen

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday's Inspiration

This is the start of my sons heirloom piece of tatting. It measures six inches square and I will be doing four of these joined together to make the final piece.

"I have arrived. I am home.
In the here, in the now.
I am solid. I am free.
In the ultimate I dwell."
_____ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, February 1, 2011