Quotes – 2009

2010 Here We Come!

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton

new years have come and gone

Here comes another one. How will it be ‘new’ for you?

build a new soul

Focus on that which truly matters. Your soul; your innermost nature. What would that look like?

happy 2010!

This blog takes a break; time to be with family, see you back on Jan 1st, 2010!

Recommendation: Take it easy, enjoy the love around you, reflect and ruminate.

Quotes – 2009

The Next Step?

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli

ask first

We often ask ourselves; what should I do next? That’s a great step forward, we must ask first. What then? Often we keep asking and nothing seems to happen? What’s going on?

then observe

Nothing seems to happen because we’re expecting a certain answer! And we only look for that particular answer and glaze over everything else.

We need to be free of any expectations, and once we’re free, just look!

Look for signs from the Universe. They come to us in an infinite variety of ways, through people, situations, inanimate objects, you name it. Observation is key.

now act

Once you observe something that appears to be a sign. Take the action that’s called for. If you do; more signs will appear, they always do. You’re now actively on your journey of self and Universe discovery!!

Recommendation: Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

Quotes – 2009

What’s Your Opinion?

Don't seek reality, just put an end to opinions. - Sheng-ts'an (Zen Monk)

what do you seek?

And how do you go about it?

stop separating

Notice how you think. You often examine one object, situation or person then compare it with something else. This constant comparison is a major cause of the constant chatter in our minds.

Recognize that, find peace.

Recommendation: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism