Saturday, September 20, 2008

Morning Zen

The unknowing is just that. Unknown. What is it we desire to seek? How do you come to know. To sit with something. To examine that something. To be with it and watch it. To ponder it. To ask the self and ask others. Making the time seems to be the most difficult part. Taking the time to ponder and process the knowing. Give the time it takes. Do not hurry. Do not rush. Do not expect. Wait for it. It will come. How do we know it will come? Because it does but will not until the receiver is ready.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Ghost city, odd, microphone is seen in every scene.

Movie Quote Friday

This one may be too easy. First one to get the correct answer with movie and character gets a prize...

“The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.”

Coffee Musings

Single orgin. The art of the thing. When does one shift from being a consumer to being a conasuierre?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Morning Zen

The focus. The moment and being within the moment. Where is the focus? Upon what? There is the saying that in meditation accept what comes. If a tomato comes to mind, embrace the tomato (not too hard mind you it is a tomato), accept that thought, let the tomato go so the next thought can come in. Making room. Remain open. Clearing the clutter so as the new can come. Maybe this is why to clean the house, make the bed, fold and put away the clothes. Making room. With a pile of clothes in the corner there are too many surfaces where things can light and take hold. Things not needed. The dirty clothes piles of the mind... into the hamper, wash and dry, pretreat with spray and wash if necessary. hang them up, fold and put away. I suppose iron but why? Laundry is a precursor of counseling. Clearing the mind, reason to pay the bills and pay down debt. Reason to look at Get Things Done and move ahead. We are given the tools. We are learning. Now to act. Act again tomorrow and the next day too.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Morning Zen

Moments, savor moments, take moments out of the day. No that's not right. Live moments within the day. Yes. Live moments. One and two here and there. String together two or three more. Living fully within each moment. Authentic living. Authentic practice. Becoming who we are in those times. Living. More and more each day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


YouMail Home

YouMail Home
My service with CallWave went out of Beta and into the pay zone. You may remember the CallWave service will get voice mail, transcribe the message and send it via email and send a text message too. It was great. No $24 a month great. Searching online today for a replacement I have found YouMail. It is a free service. It looks like it will be a good one. The website has advertizing which is annoying but necessary I suppose.
I will try to keep you up to date on this new service. In the meanwhile give me a ringy ding ding and see how it works.

Morning Zen

What today can be done for others? Little things. What today can be done for the self? Little things. Consider that which we do with no thought. Take a moment in those action times when thinking does not really occur, when the rote action is in motion. Pause and breathe and think about the action or inaction. Pause and consider. Do the files make the sound of waves?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Morning Zen

Seasons are changing again.

Coffee Musings

Beauty in the eye of the beholder. Taste in the buds of the drinker? What for makes a good cup? The melding of flavor perfect for one will be hollow for the next. With most all of life the subjective is the play.