Quotes: Zen

Enlightened or not –
It is all the very same.
Have a cup of tea!

Myochi

As fish dart through the water, they are forgetful of the water; as birds fly on the breeze, the are not conscious  that there is a breeze. Discern this, and you can transcend  the burden of things and enjoy natural potential.

– Huanchu Daoren

What I call “doing the dishes” is the practice of loving the task in front of you. Your inner voice guides you all day long to do simple things such as brush your teeth, drive to work, call your friend, or do the dishes. Even though it’s just another story, it’s a very short story, and when you follow the direction of the voice, the story ends. We are really alive when we live as simply as that—open, waiting, trusting, and loving to do what appears in front of us now…What we need to do unfolds before us, always—doing the dishes, paying the bills, picking up the children’s socks, brushing our teeth. We never receive more than we can handle, and there is always just one thing to do. Whether you have ten dollars or ten million dollars, life never gets more difficult than that.

– Byron Katie from Loving What Is


… between us and the sky, there lies but silence; and there in the stillness let us listen to the voice that is speaking within us.

– Jerome K. Jerome