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When you get there, there isn’t any there there.
One day a student asked Taiga, “What is the most difficult
part of painting?” Taiga answered, “The part of the paper
where nothing is painted is the most difficult.”
Let the mind be like the lake that reflects all of
the clouds passing over it without any sticking to it.
When you try to stay on the surface of the water,
you sink; but when you try to sink, you float.
The Zen proverb, ‘in summer we sweat; in winter we shiver,’ is meant to
illustrate the importance of not trying to escape or avoid our present situation.
— Rebecca Otowa
The water flows, but back into the ocean.
The moon sinks, but is even in Heaven.
— Zen Proverb
The birds always find their way to the nests, and the rivers always find their ways to the ocean.
- Zen Proverb
“Life is the sum of all your choices”.
“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.'” ~~ Eckhart Tolle
“Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.” ~~ Lama Yeshe
“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” ~~ Buddha
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~~ Chinese Proverb