Tag Archives: karma

snap.

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now that the day of winter solstice has passed

 we are already adding seconds/minutes of daylight to each new day

working our way back toward the summer solstice

i hope to use the extra light wisely.

6,400,099,980 moments constitute a single day. every single one of those moments provides an opportunity to reestablish our will. even the snap of a finger provides us with sixty-five opportunities to wake up and to choose actions that will produce beneficial karma and turn our lives around.” 

-dogen zenji-13th century zen master

(as quoted by ruth ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being.)

 

 

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bunny ponders.

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bunny ponders how it is that

just last week

he was out in the open fields

rounding up cabbages, eating tall grasses, chasing bugs, free as the wind, and making merry,

only to find himself working in the restroom of a local establishment

 from 9 to 5

this week

nowhere near as exciting

and not a tall blade of grass to be found. 

“it’s diamonds in your pockets one week, macaroni and cheese the next.”
-jolene blalock