Monday, December 17, 2012

Melville

"God's one and only voice is silence."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Leo & Albert

"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."    ~Leonardo da Vinci~

"Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."  "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."   ~Albert Einstein~

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Nisargadatta

"Mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nelson Henderson

"The true meaning of life
is to plant trees,
under whose shade
you do not expect to sit."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

William James

“Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction”

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Raramuri Proverb

"When you run on the earth and with the earth, you can run forever."

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

can you see what i see

"The colors are such as no pigments can portray. They are deep, rich and variegated and so luminous that the light seems to flow out of the rock rather than be reflected by it."
Clarence Dutton

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Sun Never Says

Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,
 
"You owe
Me."

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
 
It lights the
Whole
Sky
 
~Hafiz~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Anais Nin

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

Will Shakespeare

"How poor are they that have not patience.  What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"

George Bernard Shaw

"In an ugly and unhappy world the richest person can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Marley

"Open your eyes and look within.  Are you satisfied with the life you're living?"

Helen Keller

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

Friday, June 08, 2012

Byron

"I doubt sometimes whether
a quiet and unagitated life
would have suited me, yet I
sometimes long for it."

Monday, June 04, 2012

Dr Seuss

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Friday, June 01, 2012

Confucius

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

Oprah

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not"

The Buddha

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

St. Thérèse de Lisieux

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”

Monday, May 07, 2012

Cholla Garden

  “Alone in the silence, I understand for a moment the dread which many feel in the presence of primeval desert, the unconscious fear which compels them to tame, alter or destroy what they cannot understand, to reduce the wild and prehuman to human dimensions. Anything rather than confront directly the antehuman, that other world which frightens not through danger or hostility but in something far worse—its implacable indifference.”  Abbey

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The Abbey

"...out there is a different world, older and greater and deeper by far than ours, a world which surrounds and sustains the little world of men as sea and sky sustain a ship. The shock of the real. For a little while we are again able to see, as a child sees, a world of marvels. For a few moments we discover that nothing can be taken for granted, for if this ring of stone is marvelous all which shaped it is marvelous, and our journey here on earth, able to see and touch and hear in the midst of tangible and mysterious things-in-themselves, is the most strange and daring of all adventures."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rock God

I am not drowning
            I am saved
I am not lost
            I am found
I am not stagnant
            I am fluid
I am Light
            Liquid, Golden, Flame
The heart flame
            White, Searing, Hot
I am not falling
            I Am Flying
My glass is not half empty
            My cup runneth over
I have tasted his sacrament
I have drunk his wine
I am his – And, he is mine
Life forces comingled – Joined
Replicated and Duplicated
Compounding our love
            and, expanding our minds
What was once
            unseen and unknown
Now so easily discovered
            and conquered
In his eyes I see my fate reflected
I see the natural world
            He Is My Earth
Hearing his laughter in
            the roaring river
His sigh
            in the slow murmuring stream
 I see his face in the sun
            as I feel his strength
                       in the hard rock
I see his eyes in the twinkling    
            of the night’s sky
And, feel his breath
            in the warm breeze
                        of a summer’s day
I know his body as I know my own
            every contour - every groove
I feel his every move
            bound to him
                        as the earth is bound
                                    to the sun.

Zen


Robert Pirsig

“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire.  The reality of your own nature should determine the speed.  If you become restless, speed up.  If you become winded, slow down.  You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.  Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself”

Monday, April 09, 2012

My Mountains

We are now in the mountains and they are in us...."
John Muir

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Verse 79

Forgiveness

"To err is human, to forgive is divine."

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you."

"Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness."

"Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else
there is no end to the blame.

Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others."

Monday, March 12, 2012

49th Verse -- Kindness

When others are Kind to me,
I am Kind to them.
When others are unkind to me,
I am Kind to them.
Because, Kindness is my essential nature.

"The Master has no mind of her own.
She works with the mind of the people.

She is good to people who are good.
She is also good to people who aren't good.
This is true goodness.

She trusts people who are trustworthy.
She also trusts people who aren't trustworthy.
This is true trust.

The Master's mind is like space.
People don't understand her.
They look to her and wait.
She treats them like her own children."

Tao Te Ching

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

thoreau walks

"We should go forth on the shortest walk, perchance, in the spirit of undying adventure, never to return-- prepared to send back our embalmed hearts only as relics to our desolate kingdoms. If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife or husband and child and friends, and never see them again--if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man or woman -- then you are ready for a walk."

What is The Answer?

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

Albert Einstein

Monday, February 13, 2012

David Orr

"The message is urgent: unplug, boot it down, get off-line, get outdoors, breathe again, become real in the real world."

Buddha

"There is a place where the sky and the sea meet. It is there that you will find peace."

Monday, February 06, 2012

Rumi

"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field... I'll meet you there."

Friday, January 20, 2012

This Moment

"The only way to learn to fully appreciate the beauty of the world around us is to focus fully on the present moment. To be mentally absorbed in anything but the present is to be centered not in reality but in ideas about reality."

"As human we have a limited perception of reality. However, by properly looking, listening, thinking, meditating, and by heeding our hearts as much as our minds, we can begin to perceive the world as it really is"

Albert

"The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science."

Buddha

"There is only one moment in time when it is essential to awaken. That moment is now."

Monday, January 09, 2012

Robbins

"When each of us comes to the end of our lives, what will matter is not what our social standing was, or whether the world thought we were important or influential. What will matter, what in fact always matters, are the values we uphold and the principles and possibilities we stand for. What will matter then, and what matters now, are the quality of the love we share with the world and the statements we make with our choices and our lives."

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

John Robbins

"Do you see why I carry this man with me in my heart? Do you see why he is such a hero to me? He dared to leap, to risk everything, to leave what was killing his spirit even though he didn't know what was next. He left behind a way of life that he knew was wrong, and he found one that he knows is right."

Monday, January 02, 2012

Thornton Wilder

“The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose”