Archive | November, 2014

People Are Good ( Why People Stand in Line on Thanksgiving:Black Friday Eve)

 “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”  ― Jiddu Krishnamurti   I stopped at a local store on the way home from a thanksgiving party one year.  I didnʼt want to, but I really needed some groceries. I thought it was awful that the store was open on Thanksgiving. I more »

People Are Good. ( Why people Stand in Line on Black Friday Eve)

 “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”  ― Jiddu Krishnamurti   I stopped at a local store on the way home from a thanksgiving party one year.  I didnʼt want to, but I really needed some groceries. I thought it was awful that the store was open on Thanksgiving. I more »

Sacred Economics (Real Gifts)

I don’t have many words to add to this.  Just a reminder for myself that life is a gift.  Enjoy.

Zen Happiness Habit #5 Make Room in Your Schedule ( Idle Time is NOT the Devil’s Playground)

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh   I have a long standing appointment at noon, every Monday for  as long as I can remember, and I STILL find myself rushing to get there more often than not. I’m always ready to go early, but like many more »

Is it ALWAYS better to Give than to Receive? (Dana Paramita-the Buddhist/Christian/Spiritual concept that the giver and receiver are the same)

Last night, one of my favorite people, Bikkhuni Vimala ( pronounced Beekoonee Weemala) gave the dhamma talk at the Blue Lotus Temple. She is the first American nun that Bhante Sujatha ordained and I love her real life experiences and her down to earth views. She shared a compelling tale, one most of us are more »

Going Away and Coming Back (absence makes heart grow fonder and presence makes the perception grow sharper)

  I’ve been doing my best to follow some Zen habits for a happy life. I forget most of the time, but very now and then I remember to Do One Thing At A Time, Do It Slowly, Do it Completely, and to Do Less. Early this morning, I remembered this as I cleaned my more »

Remembering Poetry and Poets -now, now, now, now, now! (thank you, Mary Oliver)

“for how many years have you gone through the house shutting the windows, while the rain was still five miles away  and veering, o plum-colored clouds, to the north away from you and you did not even know enough to be sorry, you were glad those silver sheets, with the occasional golden staple, were sweeping more »

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