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Plants in the present tense

Plants in the present tense

After seeing my bulbs sprout so early in the season, I can’t help but be reminded how soothing and healthy it is to be surrounded by plants. For years, gardening has provided respite for me. A natural antidote to the urban lifestyle I have grown accustomed to in...
Tao te what? Part two

Tao te what? Part two

See below for more Lao Tzu quotes. I got a little carried away with my project and you can see all of them on my Facebook Page- Zettl Health. It’s fun to do!  View Tao te what? Part one here
Tao te what?

Tao te what?

I discovered the Tao te Ching ten years ago and it has been a useful tool of reflection for me. I thought it might be fun to take some passages and put them to pictures I’ve taken outside in Vancouver and on safari in South Africa. My Jonathan Star translation...
Three Great Alan W. Watts Quotes

Three Great Alan W. Watts Quotes

I discovered Alan W. Watts a couple years ago purely by chance.  He helped me access contentment in my daily life through his translation of Eastern philosophies, in particular Zen Buddhism. Here are some of my favourite Alan W. Watts quotes with pictures from my 2013...
The Wisdom of Benjamin Hoff

The Wisdom of Benjamin Hoff

A friend gave me The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff when I turned 20. It came at the right time in my life and completely changed how I look at the world. It also led to the Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu (written around 6th century BC). Out of all the books I have ever read,...
Letting go

Letting go

  ‘The measuring of worth and success in terms of time, and the insistent demand for assurances of a promising future, make it impossible to live freely both in the present and in the promising future when it arrives. For there is never anything but the present....
Part One: Musings on time

Part One: Musings on time

(originally composed November 2012) What is it that speeds up life? I’m currently sitting in a train on my way to San Francisco and with all this time (without Internet) I suddenly can’t think of all the tasks that constantly crowd around me to be done....
To a Mouse

To a Mouse

‘But little Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often awry, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy!’ Burns had it with this stanza. This week was my week to finish my...