Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mt Vernon

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The whole universe is breathing as our breath; we limit the process by our assumption that we are doing the breathing.

-Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Any kind of expectation creates a problem. We should accept, but not expect. Whatever comes, accept it. Whatever goes, accept it. The immediate benefit is that your mind is always peaceful.

-Sri Swami Satchidananda


Saturday, October 22, 2011

self-rising flour

1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt


Friday, October 21, 2011

pay attention

To pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences.

-W. H. Auden

Thursday, October 20, 2011

double portrait

right through

The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either - but right through every human heart.

-Alexander Solzhenitsyn

night shop

Monday, October 17, 2011

wall flower


The beginning of divine wisdom is clemency and gentleness...

-St Isaac of Ninevah

Saturday, October 15, 2011

off Derech Beit Lechem

Friday, October 14, 2011


We should notice that we are already supported at every moment. There is the earth below our feet and there is the air, filling our lungs and emptying them. We should begin from this when we need support.

-Natalie Goldberg

cafe and chocolate

Thursday, October 13, 2011


If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.


what's missing

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Sunday, October 09, 2011


Wednesday, October 05, 2011


...Gd realization is not about you realizing Gd but about Gd realizing you... through meditation you realize the capacity to step aside and allow a direct experience of Gd's realization of Him or Her-self to occur through you.

-Phillip Gowins "Practicle Sufism"

olive tree