“Flying Colors” | Anthony Satori
“I believe that if one were to always look up at the skies, one would end up with wings.”
— Gustave Flaubert
Every day, whenever you can, remember to place your attention and thoughts on the good things in your life, on all of the things that you are grateful for, and on everything that you wish to see grow and expand and thrive. Where you choose to focus your mental, spiritual, and emotional energy will determine what will become nourished and strong in your life, and you will become an active agent in the creation of your own best world.
“Lemonade” | Anthony Satori
“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”
— Bill Watterson
“Calm” | Anthony Satori
“The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even in the very best conditions.”
— Kelsang Gyatso
“Good Company” | Anthony Satori
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”
“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.
“I, Bacchus” | Anthony Satori
“Music, [poetry, and art] are the wine which inspire people to new generative processes, and we [artists] are Bacchus, pressing out this glorious wine for mankind and making them spiritually drunken.”
— Ludwig van Beethoven
“Golden” | Anthony Satori
“There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.”
— Lao Tzu
This week was the start of the Lunar New Year. Kung xi fa cai, everyone! (A wish for happiness and prosperity.) Cheers!