Zen Moments ~

Inspiration  Wisdom
Authenticity  Humour

Transformative Powers through Making

One day I will die, and perhaps someone very lovely will tenderly tuck me into this woolly cocoon…

Sweet Lorraine – a love song

A 96 year old man writes a love song for his deceased wife of 75 years and enters it into a contest…

The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, 98, spends ten hours a day painting with pixels. He is joyous and contented.

The Sand Dancer

Peter Donnelly – the Sand Dancer – creates works of art on the beach He has just 4 hours before the sea washes them away

Lacrimosa – Requiem – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The beautiful Requiem Mass in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Here’s to the Crazy Ones…

Steve Jobs narrates “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” – articulating Apple’s vision for changing the world…

No one hurries

Meditative Poetry and Haiku by Oversouled – illustrated with beautiful images of Buddha statues

Masks in Venice

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – played in, and set against the evocative backdrop of Venice

Sculpting in Driftwood – the beginning …

“…the answer is staring you in the face – if only you can see it”

Night on the River

Night on the River by Chinese poet: Meng Hao-Jen

Colored Path

“she could feel the path… under her feet and wasn’t afraid…”

The Path to Peace

Each spring, I leave my own signature on the creek bed in gratitude for its teaching of impermanence.

Reflections on “The Cab Ride”

“It was palpable… I could feel his words…”

Amazing Talents of Ordinary People

The audience were on their feet and cheering by the time she had finished singing…

The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron, in ‘The Artist’s Way’ describes how paying attention helped to heal the pain of a broken marriage…

The Song Still Sings

Sharing the music moved Dad to a place just like anyone else – singing the songs of a lifetime.

Guerrilla Gardening

“It’s about putting a bit of green and flowers into the grey areas of London…”

Drawing Rome from Memory

Artist, Stephen Wiltshire, draws Rome from memory, after taking just one helicopter ride above the city.

Bubble Poetry

Blowing giant bubbles at the beach…brings out the child in all of us…

Red Beans and Rice

A moving story of how a mother’s perceptiveness and love helped her son begin his journey into the outside world.

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It’s OK to Look Back and Cringe

Having this permission of “No matter what, I’m going to get better and so I’m going to look back and cringe on my earlier work” – I think this is really freeing.

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In a Quiet Room

I have now been meditating for years, and will continue to practice it daily for the rest of my life.  I cannot express in words the wonderful effect meditation has had on my life. 

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Beware of Garbage Trucks!

When someone wants to dump their garbage on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier.

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An obstacle may be either a stepping stone or a stumbling block.

— Anonymous

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