Zen Sunday


IMAG3823Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.

-Ludwig Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951).

Magic Mat


Magic Mat – every morning sit down and contemplate – it gives you strength, energy, power, courage, guidance, love, health, wealth, wisdom and happiness to get through a rough day. Recommit and reaffirm to practice every day without fail. May God bless you. Have a fantastic day!


Some people pursue happiness, others create it.

If you want to be happy, be.- Leo Tolstoy.

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx.

Attitude is 200% of how we handle life and all it brings. Work Hard, play hard and smile even harder! – Jacob Atkins.

If you keep a smile on your face, you’ll always know where it is.:) – Susan Gale.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.- Benjamin Franklin.

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. – Samuel Goldwyn.

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.-Victor Hugo.

Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. – unknown.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha.

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. – Charles L. Morgan.

Let me be me, I am that I am, Aham Brahmasmi.

I am getting tired of sarcasm  and the small talk to slim down and workout from friends and family. Everyone seems to advice me, as though what I do to keep myself 100% healthy is not enough, even though my doctor tells me  I am in excellent health and she would give an A+.  I am happy being me, myself, content where I am at in my life,  joyful, cheerful, peaceful most of the time. Here is what I have to say. Please let me be me,  I am that I am, Aham Brahmasmi.


“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? ”
― Swami Satchidananda, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

ZaZen at Jikoji Zen Center

Awesome morning Za Zen at peaceful Jikoji Zen Center.  Here are some pictures.

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Happy 77th Birthday His Holiness the Dalai Lama!!!

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”-Dalai Lama.

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy”. Dalai Lama.

Sunrise Meditation

Suryadevo Bhava! I enjoyed a wonderful Sunrise meditation this morning 🙂  Oh gosh I am crazy about watching sunrises and sunsets for some reason.  Y’all have a good day!

Eckhart Tolle

A better alternative to meditation is to listen to Eckhart and be fully present.

Happy Father’s day! Have a good weekend.

Inspiration from India that stays in my heart…..

Inspiration from India that stays in my heart…..
satsangatve nissangatvam
nissangatve nirmohatvam
nirmohatve niscalitatvam
niscalitatvam jiivanmuktih -Bhajagovindam by Adi Shankaracharya.

In a state of satsanga, good company, (comes) non-attachment; in non-attachment, a state beyond confusion; in truth beyond confusion, motionlessness; in motionlessness, living freedom.

Practice meditation, keep God, Almighty, as good company I say to myself but not always easy.

Have a good day!