Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Just as we should cultivate gentle and peaceful relations with our fellow human beings, we should also extend that same kind of attitude towards the natural environment. Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Monday, April 25, 2011

"My actions are my only true belongings." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"We are all here on this planet, as it were, as tourists. None of us can live here forever. The longest we might live is a hundred years. So while we are here we should try to have a good heart and to make something positive and useful of our lives. Whether we live just a few years or a whole century, it would be truly regrettable and sad if we were to spend that time aggravating the problems that afflict other people, animals, and the environment. The most important thing is to be a good human being." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Because you are alive, everything is possible." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. Frederick Douglass

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, March 31, 2011

"A wise person is characterized by his actions, and a fool by his. It is through the activities of one's life that one's discernment shines." ~Anguttara Nikaya

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. Bill Cosby

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"How easy it is to see your brother's faults, how hard it is to face your own."

~Gautam Buddha

Monday, March 28, 2011

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side ..." -Hunter S. Thompson

Sunday, March 27, 2011

"When developed, the mind leads to great benefit. When undeveloped, to great harm." ~Anguttara Nikaya

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." - Decca Recording Company rejecting the Beatles, 1962

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us." ~Pema Chodron

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead."

~Edith Wharton

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn't understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you're given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further." ~Pema Chodron

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. Mae West

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." ~Buddha

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"An untroubled mind, n
o longer seeking to consider w
hat is right and what is wrong, a
mind beyond judgements, w
atches and understands."
~The Buddha

Friday, March 18, 2011

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
Mother Teresa

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Speak or act with an impure mind, and trouble will follow you." ~The Buddha

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"In this world hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate.
This is the law, a
ncient and inexhaustible."
~The Buddha

Monday, March 14, 2011

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. Mohandas Gandhi

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"In every trial l
et understanding fight for you."
~The Buddha

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain

Friday, March 11, 2011

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."

~The Buddha

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice."

~Khalil Gibran

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior's world."

~Pema Chödrön

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better. Blame others....Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground."

~Pema Chödrön

Friday, March 4, 2011

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, March 3, 2011

" The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to control them." ~Pema Chödrön

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must certainly pay for all they get." Frederick Douglas

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

" Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can't simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what is going on, but that there is something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world." Pema Chödrön

Monday, February 28, 2011

Work yourself to death, it's the only way to live. David Brown

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." ~Khalil Gibran

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields

Friday, February 25, 2011

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." ~The Buddha

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
Muhammad Ali

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember." ~Khalil Gibran

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. Hunter S. Thompson

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." ~Khalil Gibran

Sunday, February 20, 2011

If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? Vince Lombardi

Saturday, February 19, 2011

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens." ~Khalil Gibran

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow." ~The Buddha

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life. John Wooden

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind." ~The Buddha

Monday, February 14, 2011

Another definition of a friend is someone who adores you even though they know the things you are most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye." ~The Buddha

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just because it's in style, doesn't mean it looks good on you! Dean Stattmann

Friday, February 11, 2011

"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."

~The Buddha

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Religious or not, nobody going through a tough time minds hearing "You are in our prayers" Brian Gotta

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness." ~The Buddha

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My wife is smarter than me, stronger than me, and within six months would be just fine without me. A guy should always pay attention to his relationships. Russell Bryan Love

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom." ~The Buddha

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The fact that curiosity killed the cat is not an argument for not being curious; it's and argument for not being a cat. John Alejondro King

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world."

The Buddha

Friday, February 4, 2011

True friendship is when you would go to jail for a month so your friend didn't have to go for a year. Joseph Carpenter

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings." ~The Buddha

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Your children may rat on you, your spouse will fire back at you. But if your not kind to your dog, what can they do? A big test of how kind a human being is comes with how well he treats his pets. Ted Danson

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine."

~The Buddha

Sunday, January 30, 2011

It is easy to point out the mistakes of others, while it is hard to admit one´s own mistakes. A man broadcasts the sins of others without thinking, but he hides his own sins as a gambler hides his extra dice."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Friday, January 28, 2011

"When you think everything is someone else´s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. Pride leads to violence and evil. The truly good gaze upon everything with love and understanding."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"All People and things are interdependent. The world has become so small that no nation can solve its problems alone, in isolation from others. That is why I believe we must all cultivate a sense of responsibility based on love and compassion for each other."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

Monday, January 24, 2011

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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth... This is the real message of love."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, January 14, 2011

"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."

~The Buddha

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
John Adams

Monday, January 10, 2011

"The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, January 8, 2011

"The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy."

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I can't stop the war, Shelter homeless, feed the poor, I can't walk on water, I can't save your sons and daughters, I can't change the world and make things fair, But the least I can do Is care.

From the song "Care" by Kid Rock off the Born Free CD, buy it today.