Are you the best horse or the worst horse?

Are you the best horse or the worst horse?

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to read many wonderful books on Zen, Buddhism, Eastern philosophy, etc.  Without question my favorite book on this subject is Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.  In my opinion it is a…

Seeing the Pattern

Seeing the Pattern

Life can be consuming…if we let it.  Sometimes it feels like we are stuck in the traffic of life!  I’ve always loved this writing.  Perspective!  Own it!!! Pattern Intelligent zazen (practice) means making a subtle shift constantly, step by step,…

Happy Autumnal Equinox!!

Happy Autumnal Equinox!!

It is important to connect with the movement of nature through the seasons.  This is the day that we have an equal amount of daylight and darkness, the autumnal equinox. It is the end of summer and beginning of autumn. …

Own the 24 – Step 1, Get up!  Set up!

Own the 24 – Step 1, Get up! Set up!

We believe it is important to set up our day right.  Of course, but how?  For us, we wake up at 5:00 a.m. and go through a process of writing in our journals, and listening to an excellent audio program…

Habits of Happy People

I am reposting this – what a great article.  Herbalifers!  All in the DMO!!!     Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40…

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell  One day, a large, burly Samurai Warrior approached a Zen Master.  He inquired of the Master, “Please O Master, teach me what is heaven and what is hell.” The Master looked at the Samurai and scoffed, “Ha!…

Owning Saturday, April 21st, 2001

Owning Saturday, April 21st, 2001

“Where does the time go?” How often have we said or heard that?  The objective of our very humble blog is to offer some suggestions on how to realize the most from the 24 hours in our days; to offer…

Inner Wisdom Activation Stimulus

Inner Wisdom Activation Stimulus

I wrote this in 2008 and came across it today.  I can still dig it and I hope you can!   Like some secret, encrypted message only released by an ancient key, we learn things when we go to the…

A Heavy Curriculum

A Heavy Curriculum

This is an excellent post from Ram Dass in his foundation’s site (and facebook page) named Love, Serve, Remember.   If somebody is a problem for you, it’s not that they should change, it’s that you need to change. If…

Sunlight. Lamplight.

Sunlight. Lamplight.

Once, a Zen Master encountered a visiting monk.  In front of a group, the master asked the monk, “Where do you come from?”  The monk answered, “I am from the Mountain Monastery of Spiritual Light.”  The master said, “In the…