Archives for posts with tag: Happiness

November 18, 2014 moss 003

Faith dispels doubt and hesitation,

it liberates you from suffering

and delivers you

to the city of peace and happiness.


H. H. Tenzin Gyatso


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014


November 15, 2014 garden 009


Those who make compassion

an essential part of their lives

find the joy of life.

Kindness deepens the spirit

and produces rewards

that cannot be completely explained in words.

It is an experience more powerful than words.

To become acquainted with kindness

one must be prepared to learn new things

and feel new feelings.

Kindness is more

than a philosophy of the mind.

It is a philosophy of the spirit.


Robert J. Furey


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

November 12, 2014 golden day 024

Letting go gives us freedom,

and freedom is the only condition for happiness.

If, in our heart, we still cling to anything –

anger, anxiety, or possessions –

we cannot be free.
Thích Nhất Hạnh

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

In Rememberance for Tich Nhat Hanh,

who continues to recover in hospital.

November 11, 1926-

June 15, 2014 Father's Day 039

That is where my dearest

and brightest dreams have ranged —

to hear for the duration of a heartbeat

the universe

and the totality of life

in its mysterious, innate harmony.

Hermann Hesse


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June 3, 2014 Parkway 005

I don’t know whether the universe,

with its countless galaxies, stars and planets,

has a deeper meaning or not;

but at the very least,

it is clear that we humans who live on this earth

face the task of making a happy life for ourselves.

Therefore, it is important to discover

what will bring about

the greatest degree of happiness.

H. H. Tenzin Gyatso

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

April 24, 2014 birds 042

Like birds landing on a tree top together,

and then dispersing,

We are together for a very short time.

So it makes sense to live in harmony;

in unconditional friendship.



Bokar Rinpoche


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April 24, 2014 birds 020
In the sweetness of friendship;
let there be laughter
and the sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran
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March 12, 2014 CW 127

I want to sing like the birds sing,

not worrying about who hears

or what they think.

Jalal ad-Din Rumi


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January 14 orchid 009
Everything is material
for the seed of happiness,
if you look into it with
inquisitiveness and curiosity.
The future is completely open,
and we are writing it
moment to moment.
There always is the potential
to create an environment of blame
— or one that is conducive to loving-kindness.
Pema Chodron
Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

January 9 2014 ice on Parkway 084


that sometimes not getting what you want

is a wonderful stroke of luck.


H. H. Tenzin Gyatso


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014