Beginner's Mind

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Secret of Success

I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.

- H.H. 14th Dalai Lama

Sunday, January 10, 2010


On the advise of a physical therapist, we got a Wii game console for Ethan, and have collected a few of the games that are appropriate for his age. What he needs is better lower body coordination, but so far we haven't been able to get him on the board. He's pretty good, though, with his hands, and likes to play the sword games in the Wii Resort set. He has pretty much one move, which is a downward slice, but he does it so fast that the little Miis he is playing never get much of a chance to hit him back. So, he's pretty good at that.

At first, he didn't want to have anything to do with it, and just watched Mommy and Daddy play. But, something clicked, and now he likes to play the games himself.

But we need to get him on the Wii Fit board. I think if he sees his parents playing on it, he will too.

In the meantime, I'm putting all the knives where he can't reach them.

Music in my head:Where or When, Diana Krall