Wednesday, June 24, 2009

summer

what is needed

...this is the essence of what is needed as you come to die: “Be free of attachment and aversion. Keep your mind pure. And unite your mind with Buddha.”

from a glimpse

Monday, June 22, 2009

distractions

To eat when you eat and sleep when you sleep means to be completely present in all your actions, with none of the distractions of ego to stop you from being there. This is integration.

from a glimpse

Saturday, June 20, 2009

window

water

Thursday, June 18, 2009

people

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

-Maya Angelou

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Saturday

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

some day

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

-George Washington Carver

Monday, June 15, 2009

success

Sunday, June 14, 2009

lingers

A vast old religion, which once swayed the earth, lingers in our senses: a religion in which the whole life-effort was to get our lives into direct contact with the elemental life of the cosmos - mountain-life, cloud-life, thunder-life, air-life, earth-life, sun-life - to come into the immediate felt contact, and so derive energy, power, and joy.

-D.H. Lawrence

Broadmead

Friday, June 12, 2009

seeking

Seeking ourselves we forget our effortless presence.

-John Weddepohl

pink sky

driveway

know death

There would be no chance at all of getting to know death if it happened only once. But fortunately, life is nothing but a continuing dance of birth and death, a dance of change. Every time I hear the rush of a mountain stream, or the waves crashing on the shore, or my own heartbeat, I hear the sound of impermanence. These changes, these small deaths, are our living links with death. They are death’s pulses, death’s heartbeat, prompting us to let go of all the things we cling to.

another glimpse

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

rain

trust

The time we most need to trust the journey is when it looks like we can't.

-Melody Beattie

pink and blue sky

three attributes

The sign of God's love is to bestow three attributes on His lover:
A generosity like that of the sea, a kindness like that of the sun, and,
a humility like that of the earth.

- Bayazid

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

magnolia

Monday, June 08, 2009

Hard Rock Cafe

expectations

People's expectations should be higher. All of us have to man up a little and be like, okay, we're not going to see any more shitty movies.

-Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Friday, June 05, 2009

downtown

Thursday, June 04, 2009

fence

mystery

Longing is the core of mystery.
Longing itself brings the cure.
The only rule is, suffer the pain.
Your desire must be disciplined,
and what you want to happen
in time, sacrificed.

-Rumi

voyage

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

-Thomas Merton

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

down to the bone

new/now

For all the sadness of closure, there is a new and joyful unfolding in the process of becoming.

-Mary Casey

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

chalk drawing

NYC

Monday, June 01, 2009

the worst

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Joseph Beuys


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