Sunday, May 19, 2019

Via Daily Dharma: One Moment At A Time

Zen is really just a reminder to stay alive and be awake. We tend to daydream all the time, speculating and dwelling on the past. Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment.

—Zenkei Blanche Hartman, “Zen Practice Each Moment

Via Daily Dharma: Our Final Destination

The lives of each of us, the Buddha was saying on his path, are a journey toward recognizing where we’ve been all along.

—Pico Iyer, “The Long Road to Sitting Still

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - May 19, 2019 šŸ’Œ

If you’re involved with relationship with parents or children, instead of saying I can’t do spiritual practices because I have children, you say my children are my spiritual practice. If you’re traveling a lot, your traveling becomes your yoga.
You start to use your life as your curriculum for coming to God. You use the things that are on your plate, that are presented to you. So that relationships, economics, psychodynamics—all of these become grist for the mill of awakening. They all are part of your curriculum.

- Ram Dass -