These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life…
“Hokusai says” Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself…
Happiness is something we create in our mind,
it’s not something you search for and seldom find.
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
“Paper windows bamboo walls hedge of hibiscus” Paper windows bamboo walls hedge of hibiscus when guests arrive wormwood soup serves as tea the poor people I meet are mostly content rare is the rich man who isn’t vain or wasteful I move my bookstand to read sutras by moonlight I honor the buddhas with…
“Come”… Every day I am astonished by how little I know, and discouraged, obedient as I am to the demand to know more — always more. But then there is the slow seep of light from the day, and I look to the west where the hills are darkening, setting their shoulders to the night,…
Wherever I Am, I remain calm and tranquil.
I Am always at peace in the silence of my heart.
I accept all people just as they are.
My Unconditional Love and Light flows in Oneness.
Do not take anything as being “forever”, because forever is only as long as today.
May the rain
wash away your worries.
May the breeze
blow new strength
into your being.
With bewilderment you ask, “What is the next step?”
which sounds almost like an impatient plea.
Because right now you’re feeling lost and out of sync,
and struggling within for what you cannot clearly see.
We make unnecessary comparison with others and become sad
I can make happiness
For me and for those around me.