Monday, February 23, 2009

Post No. 60 Full Moon Over the Hudson

In what is seen, there should be just the seen;
In what is heard, there should be just the heard;
In what is sensed, there should be just the sensed;
In what is thought, there should be just the thought.
~ The Buddha

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Post No. 59 Suspense...

Basketball is a wonderful metaphor for life. Thus, I am proud to admit that I am a basketball junkie... and a Huge Duke Fan!
"View all problems as challenges.
Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow.
Don't run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence.
You have a problem?
More grist for the mill.
Rejoice, dive in, and investigate."
~Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Post No. 57 Yellow Contemplation

What is it that binds you? You are not bound by any chains now. Is it just the thought that you are bound that binds you? Mental chains can only be broken by mental effort. ~Zed (slightly edited)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Post No. 56 Snowy Night - Nyack, NY

Blind man runnin' through the light of the night With an answer in his hand Come on down to the river of sight And you can really understand Red lights flashin' through the window in the rain Can you hear the sirens moan White cane lyin' in a gutter in the lane And you're walkin' home alone Don't let it bring you down It's only castle's burning Find someone who's turning And you will come around You will come around ~Annie Lennox (Don't Let it Bring You Down)