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Zen Moments – A Thought for the Day

April 29, 20206 min read
  • Learn to respond, not react

  • “Come to the edge,” he said.  “We are afraid,” they said.  “Come to the edge,” he said.  They came.  He pushed them.  And they flew

  • Like the mother of the world, touch each being as your beloved child

  • Your future does not have to be the same as your past

  • Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing

  • Our own worst enemy cannot harm us as much as our own unwise thoughts.  No one can help us as much as our own compassionate thoughts

  • In the intervals between battles the warrior rests

  • The trouble is you think you have time

  • Most people fear rejection

  • Why questions lead nowhere.  Great men ask different questions, they ask “how” & “what” questions

  • There is the path of fear and the path of love.  Which will you follow?

  • A day spent judging another is a painful day. A day spent judging yourself is a painful day. You don’t have to believe your judgement. There simple an old habit

  • Karma is the pain, the suffering that results from clinging to the static patterns of the world.  The only exit from the suffering is to detach yourself from the static patterns

  • Stay centred, do not overstretch.  Extend from your centre, return to your centre.

  • Know the importance of intuition

  • Know you have much to be grateful for

  • The assimilation of learning is called knowledge and the proper use of that knowledge is called wisdom

  • Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions

  • Each morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most

  • Take time every day to sit quietly and listen

  • Abraham believed by virtue of the absurd

  • Whatever the mind can conceive and believe.  It can achieve

  • Mistake upon Mistake.  Not failure but continuous practise

  • Do one thing today that makes your life better

  • To thy own self be true

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember it’s all small stuff

  • What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?

  • No man is an island

  • Remember to smile and say “I never did mind the little things”

  • Simplicity brings more happiness then complexity

  • Generosity brings joy.  Honesty brings peace

  • They conquer, who believe they can

  • All things are like a river.  We never enter the same river twice

  • Love in the past is only a memory.  Love in the future is a fantasy.  Only here and now can we truly love.

  • Everything that has a beginning has an ending.  Make your peace with that and all will be well

  • In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How well did you live? How deeply did you learn to let go?

  • The heart is like a garden.  It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love.  What seeds will you plant there?

  • Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

  • A gem is not polished without rubbing nor a man perfected without trials

  • Principles emerge from ritual, not the other way around.  We don’t perform religious rituals because we believe in God.  We believe in God because we perform religious rituals

  • Avoid the company of deluded people when you can.  When you cannot, keep your own counsel

  • Joy and openness come from our own centred heart

  • Karma can change life like the swish of a horses’ tail

  • Give before you are asked

  • Things to do today.  Exhale, Inhale, Exhale, Ahhh

  • To know the outcome, Look to the root.  Study the past, to know the future

  • Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies

  • Learn to let go.  This is the key to happiness

  • I am capable of creating abundant wealth, health and happiness in my life

  • A warrior of light does not always have faith

  • Seek not to know the answer but to understand the question

  • If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your arm

  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that made all the difference

  • At the bottom of things, most people want to be understood and appreciated

  • People do not achieve what they are capable of, but what they belief they are capable of

  • All of the circumstance in your life are a reflection of your subconscious beliefs

  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

  • Friendship doubles joy and halves grief

  • It’s not how hard you can hit.  It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  That’s how winning is done

  • When you get to the end of your rope.  Tie a knot and hang on

  • Be the change you want to see in the world

  • Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial

  • Achievement requires effort, determination and commitment

  • Life rewards action

  • If you wish it, it is no dream

  • The only reason people get lost in though is because it’s unfamiliar

  • Miracles happen to those who believe

  • There is no reality, only perception

  • For every minute of anger, you lose 60 seconds of happiness

  • Life is a journey not a destination

  • I stopped fighting my inner demons.  We’re on the same side now

  • The map is not the territory

  • Enlightenment is always preceded by confusion

  • The person with the most flexibility in a system influences the system

  • There is no failure, only feedback

  • People are more than their behaviour

  • Your unconscious mind can’t process negatives

  • Your values can either drive you towards pleasure or away from pain

  • If you do what you always did, You’ll get what you always got.  When you know better, you do better, and you get better

  • A warrior of light knows that they have much to be grateful for

  • The warrior of light is a believer

  • The assimilation of learning is called knowledge and the proper use of that knowledge is called wisdom

  • Seek not to know the answers but to understand the questions

  • There is power in forgiveness

  • You create your own experience

  • You are now accountable.  You have always been accountable.  You will always be accountable.  That is how it is.  That may not be how you want it to be but that’s how it is

  • People do what works

  • You cannot change what you do not acknowledge

  • Life is managed; it is not cured

  • We teach people how to treat us

  • You have to name it to claim it

  • You are the most powerful magnet in the universe

  • Thoughts become things

  • You either get it or you don’t

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