Breaking All the Rules There are moments when rules are meant to be broken; when bursting out of context is the sole way to see with new eyes. There are fences built only to be torn down. The slats look solid, but no one drove the nails in tight. There are barricades around the…
“Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.” ― Neville Goddard, Your Faith is Your Fortune “If a man looks upon any…
“A room full of mirrors” Once upon a time, there was a big mansion. In the mansion there were many rooms, but there was one particular room which usually kept closed most of the time, since it was only used for big parties or celebrations. This room was full of mirrors. The lady of the…
What weight can you
put down right now,
the pointed quills of
guilt or judgment?
What burden of the heart
The time of judging Who is drunk or sober, Who is right and who is wrong, Who is closer to God, and who is farther away, All that is over. This caravan is led instead by a great delight, The simple joy that sits with us now. That is the grace. –Hafiz via: http://peacefullpresence.blogspot.com/
This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
There was a zen master who enjoyed a good reputation in his community. One day the neighbors came to his door enraged and furious,
“Everyone you may meet in life, even if they appear plain and insignificant…see each of them as a wise Holy Man.”
Don’t be too harsh with the man who sins
or pelt him with word or stone
Unless you are sure…yea doubly sure
that you have no sins of your own…
we pray and fail to see the answers right in front of our faces because we have our own pre-conceived ideas of how the answers should come to us.
…and he thought:“What a shame that I wasn’t born in the royal family. “Life would have been so easy then”…
Wealthy patrons invited Ikkyu to a banquet. Ikkyu arrived dressed in his beggar’s robes.