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."
"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.
"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."
"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."
"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."