Zen Moments ~

Inspiration  Wisdom
Authenticity  Humour

The Artist’s Way

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

Drawing Rome from Memory

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

Guerrilla Gardening

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

The Path to Peace

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

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

Amazing Talents of Ordinary People

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

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…

Lacrimosa – Requiem – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The beautiful Requiem Mass in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Night on the River

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

Telling Stories with Sand and Light…

With deft strokes, a couple on a bench become a woman’s face…

Brush Song – Who are We?

Beautiful brush painting – by Nikolai Jelneronov. Music by Eberhard Wewber

Bubble Poetry

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

No one hurries

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

The Song Still Sings

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

Here’s to the Crazy Ones…

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

Masks in Venice

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

Transformative Powers through Making

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

The Pixel Painter

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

Colored Path

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

Sculpting in Driftwood – the beginning …

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

Hsin Hsin Ming – The Great Way

Hsin Hsin Ming – The Great Way

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.

It’s OK to Look Back and Cringe

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.

Thrift Store Messiah

Thrift Store Messiah

“My name is Joseph. I have been sent to give you a message.” She was confused, “What? Who has sent you?”

An Odd Coincidence

An Odd Coincidence

When weird coincidences occur, I begin to wonder who’s in charge…

The Earth Seen from Space

The Earth Seen from Space

Now I know why I’m here. Not for a closer look at the moon, but to look back at our home, the Earth.

Sabbath Time

Sabbath Time

The Sabbath isn’t necessarily a day, but a state of mind, a quiet time, a pit stop on the racetrack of life. 

Why we don’t succeed – Simon Sinek

Why we don’t succeed – Simon Sinek

We need to help this amazing, idealistic, fantastic generation build their confidence, learn patience, learn the social skills, find a better balance between life and technology

A man is not old until regrets take the place of his dreams.

— John Barrymore

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