Friday, February 26, 2010

Flow of Life

Today may we choose to be happy regardless of the ebb and flow of life, for we can only swim or sink and not change the currents! (From the Daily Buddha)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wildly Seeing

Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology It's a good time to go in search of "The 13 Perfect Secrets from the Beginning of Time." Do you know any? (Here are possible candidates: 1. If everything is under control, you're probably not moving fast enough. 2. If you're never confused, you may not be ...thinking deeply enough. 3. If you're not constantly amazed, you may not be seeing wildly enough.)

Thursday, February 18, 2010


The secret of life is not to have everything you want, but to want everything you have.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Okie Dokie

Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Your Purpose Fulfilled

In moments
Of my quiet
I walk.
Navigating along trails
Near singing stones in
Rain swollen creeks,
Canopied by the dangling grey
Lichens draped among the
Moss-covered tree limbs.
My wings catch a current-
I am lifted up,
I begin to soar.
A frisky, friendly smile
Acts not unlike a
Sprinkle of fairy dust-
My stride lightens.
Another family-warm
Grin wraps its kindness
Around my aching heart.
My steps quicken;
I breathe a sigh of thanksgiving
For the love of strangers.
Do you know the power of your smile?
The potency of that sparkle in your eye?
You healed someone today
By your gesture of warmth.
Your smile,
Your kindness,
Lifted me up today.
You have fulfilled
Your purpose in a
Single moment.
by Sanna Rose

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The First Quality of Love

“What is love? Take a look at a rose. Is it possible for the rose to say, ‘I shall offer my fragrance to good people and withhold it from bad people?’ Or can you imagine a lamp that withholds its rays from a wicked person who seeks to walk in its light? It could only do that by ceasing to be a lamp. And observe how helplessly and indiscriminately a tree gives its shade to everyone, good and bad, young and old, high and low; to animals and humans and every living creature -- even the one who seeks to cut it down. So this is the first quality of love: its indiscriminate character. ~ Anthony DeMello

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Laughing Buddha

There is an ancient story of a young monk learning from the masters at his temple in China. One day the young monk came across something he did not understand, so he went to ask his teacher about the subject. When the teacher heard the question, he began laughing, then stood up and walked away, still laughing.

The young... monk was very disturbed by this reaction. For the next few days, he could not eat, sleep or think properly. After several days of this, he went back to the master and told the master how disturbed he had felt. When the master heard this, he said, do you know what your issue is? Your problem is that YOU ARE WORSE THAN A CLOWN!"
The monk was shocked to hear that, the young monk whinced how can you say such a thing?! How can I be worse than a clown?"

The teacher explained - A clown enjoys seeing people laugh. You? You feel disturbed because another person laughed. Tell me, is this not not worse than a clown?"
When the monk heard this, he began to laugh.

May we all learn to enjoy the laughter. The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
From the "Daily Buddha"