“Tree in a Field of Yellow Flowers” | Anthony Satori
“The temple bell stops, but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.”
— Matsuo Basho
Our connection with God does not have to begin and end at the temple door. If we pay attention, watch closely, and listen carefully, we will find it vibrating throughout everything around us.
“Everness” | Anthony Satori
Strive to find happiness, gratitude, and inspiration in whatever good you may have in your life, right here, right now. This is the Everness of Zen.
There is no need to hurry to get there,
because there is only more here waiting there.
There is always more beauty in life when you love,
because even all becomes more when it’s shared.
There is no need to look too far forward or back,
because only now holds the essence of everness.
Find pleasure and calm in your presence of mind,
and your life won’t get lost into neverness.
“Walden House” | Anthony Satori
“My dwelling was small, and I could hardly entertain an echo in it; but it seemed larger for being a single apartment and remote from neighbors.”
“Walden House II (Interior)” | Anthony Satori
“All the attractions of a house were concentrated in one room; it was kitchen, chamber, parlor, and keeping-room; and whatever satisfaction [one may] derive from living in a house, I enjoyed it all.”
“Walden House III” | Anthony Satori
“The snow had already covered the ground… and surrounded me suddenly with the scenery of winter. I withdrew yet farther into my shell, and endeavored to keep a bright fire both within my house and within my breast.”
— Henry David Thoreau (Walden: Life in the Woods, 1854)
“Inner Strength” | Anthony Satori
“You have power over your mind — outside events do not. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
— Marcus Aurelius
“Mountain” | Anthony Satori
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright
“Blue Rain” | Anthony Satori
“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.”
— Edgar Cayce
“Winter Flowers” | Anthony Satori
“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”
— Marcus Aurelius
I’ve always been fascinated with, and delighted by, flowers that bloom at night, or in the heart of winter. I find the mere existence of such joyfully contrarian and ebullient elements in nature to be both refreshing and inspiring. Winter-blooming flowers are truly demonstrating what it means to dig into one’s own innate “fountain of good,” and to create one’s own most pure and natural beauty from within one’s own true self.