“Benevolent Light” | Anthony Satori
Every day, every moment, the universe is patiently waiting for us to pull softly on the strings of the blinds and let its light flow in. Take a deep breath, calm your thoughts, and center your spirit. And then mindfully take action toward something good. Take action toward love, hope, kindness. Take action toward health, joy, deeper understanding. Even the smallest such act, done with a genuine heart, is an invitation for the universe to immerse us in its benevolent light.
“Squirrel with a Lemon” | Anthony Satori
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
— Saint Francis de Sales
“Feline Soul” | Anthony Satori
“One who lives in harmony with oneself lives in harmony with the universe.”
— Marcus Aurelius
“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.
“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!
“Vanilla Cupcake” | Anthony Satori
“Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.”
— George Sand
May the coming year be filled with health, happiness, and life’s most simple and exquisite pleasures.
Happy New Year, everyone!
“Birds in the Blue Sky” | Anthony Satori
“Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is.”
— Lao Tzu
“Horses” | Anthony Satori
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu
“The Middle Way” | Anthony Satori
“There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.”
— Swami Sivananda
“In the Night” | Anthony Satori
“Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive — that you can touch the miracle of being alive — then that is a kind of enlightenment.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh