The Fire is Whirling

Poi by J-Fish

Photo by J-Fish

Your hand moves
and the fire’s whirling
takes on a different shape.
All things change when you do.

~ KuKai (8th century Zen Master)


Let Your Quirks Shine

I believe that in our quirks lay the secrets to our happiness – rather than hiding them, we should let them shine.

— Gwen Bell (gwenbell.com)

For more inspiration and a good laugh, check out Gwen & Patrick’s absolutely brilliant podcast Zen is Stupid zenisstupid.com


Guests in Your Living Room

Your mind is like a living room. Sometimes guests arrive and sit down. Sometimes you realize that you don’t like them, that you don’t enjoy their company. Eventually they leave. And you vow to be more careful about the people you invite. Learning whom to invite is an art.

— Thich Nhat Hanh


One Smile One Breath

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

If you practice one hour [...] a day, that hour should be for all twenty-four hours, and not just for that hour. One smile, one breath should be for the benefit of the whole day, not just for that moment. We must practice in a way that removes the barrier between practice and non-practice.

— Ur Being peace av Thich Nhat Hanh