It’s All Zen

I got this quote via email yesterday from Beliefnet.com, it struck a chord:

Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the Buddha…Using the mind to look for reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

-Bodhidharma

It’s all Zen…

Dreaming of Maine

I’ve been dreaming of moving to Maine for a few years now. I’m starting to look at making the dream a reality. It’s a big step, a giant one in fact… a move that will take me from Southern California to the tip of the Northeast coast of Maine.

The weather will be vastly different. The culture and lifestyle will be one more like I was accustomed to for the first 33 years of my life. I miss the east coast, the more rural way of life and most of all, I miss living near the ocean.

I’m dreaming of Maine…

It’s A Jungle Out There

It’s a jungle out there
The vines have reached to the farthest corners
Of my world and filled my view
With flowers growing every which way.

It a jungle out there
The spiders cast their webs each night
And trap us in the finely woven lair
And we fight to keep them at bay.

It’s a jungle out there
My little urban garden outside of my front door
Is the joy of my morning
And my peace throughout my day.