Selasa, 31 Januari 2012

Senin, 30 Januari 2012


"Inside my empty bottle,
I was constructing a light house,
while all others were making ships."

(Charles Simic)

Minggu, 29 Januari 2012

Sabtu, 28 Januari 2012

The Green Turtle.

"Everything in the world has a hidden meaning,
men, animals,trees, stars, clouds,
they are hieroglyphics,
when you see them, you do not understand them,
you think they are really men, animals, trees, stars, clouds,
it is only years later that you understand."

(Nikos Kazantzakis)

Kamis, 26 Januari 2012

The Kitchen.

Recipe for love.


2 heart full of love
2 full cups of kindness
2 armfull of gentleness
2 cups of friendship
2 cups of joy
2 big hearts full of forgiveness.
1 lifetime of togetherness
2 minds full of tenderness.


Stir daily with happiness,
humor and patience,
Serve with warmth and compassion,
respect and loyalty.

Jumat, 20 Januari 2012


"We can travel a long way
and do many things,
but our deepest happiness
is not born from accumulating new experiences,
it is born from letting go of what is unnecessary,
and knowing ourselves
to be always at home.

(Sharon Salzberg)

Kamis, 19 Januari 2012

The Guest House.

"The Guest House"

This being human is a guest house
everyday a new arrival.

a joy, a depression, a meaness
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

welcome and entertain them all!
even if they are a crowd of sorrows
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture
still treat each guest honorably
he may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

the dark thought, the shame, the malice
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

be grateful for whatever comes
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Selasa, 17 Januari 2012

Laughing Buddha.

"When you realize how perfect everything is
you will tilt your head back
and laugh at the sky."


Minggu, 15 Januari 2012

Villa Isola.

Villa Isola, built 1932-1933
A house of former
 Dominique Willem Berretty 1890-1934 who wrote
mi sole vivo.

"Nothing ever goes away,
untill it has taught us what we need to know."

(Pema Chodron)

Kamis, 12 Januari 2012


"Not every rain is followed by a rainbow,
But you can't have a rainbow
without any rain."

Rabu, 11 Januari 2012

My Religion is Love.

"Dear God,
This is my simple religion
no need for temple
 no need for complicated philosophy
 our own brain
our own heart
is our temple
the philosophy is kindness. "

(HH Dalai Lama)

Senin, 09 Januari 2012

Birds Of Feather.

"Zen enriches no one,
there's nobody to be found,
the birds may come and circle for a while,
but soon they go elsewhere,
when they are gone,
the no-thing, the no-body that was there,
suddenly appears,
that is Zen.
It was there all the time, but the scavengers missed it,
because it was not their kind of prey."

(Thomas Merton)


Souls and raindrops

Light raindrops fall and wrinkle the sea
then vanish and die utterly
one would not know that rain drops fell
if the round sea wrinkles did not tell

So souls come down and wrinkle life
and vanish in the flesh sea strive
one might not know that souls had place
were 't not in the wrinkle of life's face.

(Sydeny Lanier)

Sabtu, 07 Januari 2012

Walking away.

"I died a mineral and became a plant
I died a a plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was man,
Why should I fear?
When was I less by dying?"


Jumat, 06 Januari 2012

Madame Chen.

"Everything in the world is neutral,
only we gave them labels,
if we think it's good for us, then we label it positive,
if we think it's bad for us, then we label it negative.
There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking make it so."

Kamis, 05 Januari 2012


"If you understand,
things are just as they are,
if you don't understand,
things are just as they are."


Selasa, 03 Januari 2012


"Our past is like footprints,
it just confirm that we were there,
no burden on our future does it bear
bring the rain,
clear the pane of clutter,"

(Jeb Deckerson)