Speak Your Mind

“I’d turn off the internet for a month and make us actually talk to each other, and be responsible for your opinions and not be able to hide behind the anonymity of the cyber-wall to speak your mind. To actually have to face people and see their reactions and discuss it – actually discuss it. It won’t happen. Unless the grid goes down.”

~ John Larroquette

Intuitive And Rational Mind

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

~ Albert Einstein

Spring Time Snow

Took a walk in the heavy, wet snow. Of course I got kind of wet, I mean really wet, and I seen two other people outside, doing the same thing. It was enjoyable walk, and it helps keep the sugar in check, and also helps with keeping the mind focused.

In these dire times, I reccomend a good walk and enjoy every minute of it.

The world we see ……

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~William James

Mind

Don’t believe everything you hear – even in your own mind.
-Daniel Amen

Short Story

he awoke around 2:00 am and he couldn’t get back to sleep he decided to thrown on some clothes and take a walk the air was warm and it made him feel good ambling on down the street he sees two women in black heels totally naked standing at the corner as he approached they said that he was welcome to join them if he was in his forties sorry i’m in my sixties oh well he said thanks anyways for the invite off he went further down the street he came upon two men also in their 40s and they asked him if he wanted to join them nope i’m in my 60s he went into the 24 hour store and bought a pack of chewing gum and asked the guy behind the counter who are those two naked men outside i don’t see anybody standing out their he was kind of dumbstruck so he paid for his gum an a bottle of water headed back home he never saw the two men or the women on his return to his home about couple of minutes after 2:00 am he woke up wondering what the hell the dream was all about was it real did it really happen only he knows

Music

Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound. -Kabir

Good Health

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha

Plato On Books

Books give a soul
to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.

Plato

Sunday Zen Quote

“Mind is simply a combination of all the thoughts, of all the clouds. Mind has no independent nature of its own. When all the thoughts are gone and the sky is clean and clear, you will see that everything that you have paid so much attention to is nothing but emptiness. Your thoughts were all empty. They contained nothing, they were void. ” – Osho

Predicament

My mind is like
a slow simmering
stew.

The words I want
to add to it,
seem to be at
a complete loss.

Humanity

“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”

– Bhimrao R. Ambedkar

The Way It Is

October 6 2014

When I see blue sky with a smattering of clouds, it makes me happy. This my fellow readers, is all I need. Don’t need religion, nor read the bible. Don’t need to be told how to enjoy life. I am just basically one happy man, that likes solitude, peace of mind, and quietness.

The coffee tastes so much better, when I’m in a Zen moment. It makes the day much easier to enjoy, and live life to the fullest.

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Mind

It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy
or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Buddha

Mind

A bath refreshes the body, tea refreshes the mind.

— Japanese Proverb

Mind

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn
for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate
the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

— Buddha

Trouble

Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folk’s who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. — William S. Burroughs

Everything

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
— Shunryu Suzuki

Meditation

Meditation is not about finding the self–quite the contrary: it is about finding one’s way beyond the self. Meditation is also not about ‘explaining the mind’. It is instead about clearing away clutter created by the mind. — David M. White

We may believe ……

We may believe that we know what another person is thinking, but most often our efforts at ‘mind reading’ are projections of our own inner, self-centered concerns.
— Susan Edmiston, Leonard Scheff

Pure and impure thoughts… – Ribhu Gita

Pure and impure thoughts are a feature of the mind. There are no wandering thoughts in the Supreme Being. Therefore, abide as That and, free from the pure and impure thoughts of the mind, remain still like a stone or a log of wood. You will then will always be happy.

-Ribhu Gita

An Insincere and Evil Friend… – Buddha

Note: I am not a religious person. But I do like to read things about Buddhism, and it has made me a calmer and better person. If any of you feel offended or think that I am trying to force the Buddhist quotes, proverbs and sayings, then I do apologize. -Don

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