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