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Being Present Only the present moment contains life. ~Thich Nhat Hanh This instant is the only time there is. ~A Course in Miracles I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. ~Alan Watts We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand… and melting like a snowflake. ~Marie Beynon Ray I have an existential map; it has ‘you are here’ written all over it. ~Stephen Wright Time is not a line, but a series of now-points. ~Taisen Dehimaru When you get there, there isn’t any there there. ~Gertrude Stein This present moment never comes to be and it never ceases to be, it is simply our minds that construct the continuity of thoughts we call time. In the present moment is nirvana. ~Alan W. Watts We don’t have in our culture a healthy understanding and respect for the value of Being, which is simply being present in the moment, not trying to go somewhere, not trying to accomplish anything but, just being present. ~Shakti Gawain The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~Buddha When we enter the present moment deeply, our regrets and sorrows disappear and we discover life with all its wonders. ~Thich Nhat Hanh If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy To see the preciousness of all things, we must bring our full attention to life. ~Jack Kornfield To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now. ~Donald Altman When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love. ~Thich Nhat Hanh The very source of all happiness is your beingness, be there. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. ~Jan Glidewell How much of your life do you spend looking forward to being somewhere else? ~Matthew Flickstein Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time. ~Eileen Caddy I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity. ~Igor Stravinski The future is completely open and we are writing it moment to moment. ~Pema Chodron Your future has nothing to do with getting somewhere you think you need to be. It has to do with the awareness that getting there means being here. ~Carl A. Hammerschlag The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. ~Eckhart Tolle The present moment contains past and future. The secret of transformation is in the way we handle this very moment. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Confine yourself to the present. ~Marcus Aurelius Right now a moment of time is passing by! We must become that moment. ~Paul Cezanne This is the Zen approach: nothing is there to be done. There is nothing to do. One has just to be. Have a rest and be ordinary and be natural. ~Osho To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. ~Eckhart Tolle Beyond the beauty of external forms, there is more here: something that cannot be named, something ineffable, some deep, inner, holy essence. Whenever and wherever there is beauty, this inner essence shines through somehow. It only reveals itself to you when you are present. ~Eckhart Tolle There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being. ~Mooji In every ordinary moment, a profound depth and beauty awaits your discovery. ~Eckhart Tolle Everything we are looking for is right here in the present moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Give up the search for something to happen and fall in love, fall intimately in love with the gift of presence in ‘what is.’ ~Tony Parsons When we let go of manipulating the present moment in any way, we discover that awareness is our natural state. Instead of practicing being aware, one effortlessly takes note that awareness is always present. ~Adyashanti When we let go of wanting something else to happen in this moment, we are taking a profound step toward being able to encounter what is here now. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn When you are here and now, sitting totally, not jumping ahead, the miracle has happened. To be in the moment is the miracle. ~Osho Where art thou when thou art not with thyself? ~Thomas A. Kempis We cannot be present and run our storyline at the same time. ~Pema Chodron The mind won’t allow you to be in the moment…ever. ~Vicki Woodyard The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. ~Eric Benne Knowing that all thought is reactive and one step behind the present moment, we may begin to just listen, to observe without reaction. In this quiet, listening mind, something Real has the possibility of entering. ~Bob Fergeson Positive thinking is still thinking (it takes you out of the now); silence, on the other hand, requires no thinking, and thus leaves you fully present. ~Michael Jeffreys Fear is a distraction from ‘what is,’ from the present actual moment, preventing us from existing, from being what we are. ~Vanda Scaravelli Assess not, compare not! Just be fully present and still, and let the Universe bless you abundantly with Peace and Eternal Love. ~Ernest Fokove Drop all beliefs and start learning how to experience. ~Osho To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be. ~Eckhart Tolle When you deeply accept this moment as it is–no matter what form it takes–you are still, you are at peace. ~Eckhart Tolle Live in the moment for the sheer joy of living it. When you do, each moment has a quality of ecstasy. Whatever the moment contains—joy, disappointment, sadness, excitement–welcome it. Don’t try to force it or change it; just allow it to be. ~Pragito Dove When you really surrender to the moment, even if it’s very unpleasant, you feel “There’s no place I’d rather be. ~Adyashanti Now today, moment by moment, realize that each person and event that happens is life for you. Life is not somewhere else. See how fully you can accept the life that presents itself to you now. ~Brenda Shoshanna Always say “yes” to the present moment. ~Eckhart Tolle The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back. ~Ram Dass Mind says, “how?” Heart says, “Now.” ~Mooji Doing one thing at a time means to be total in what you do, to give it your complete attention. This is surrendered action–empowered action. ~Eckhart Tolle When walking, walk. When eating, eat. ~Zen saying As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you miss most of your life. ~Buddha The mind can go in a thousand different directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. ~Albert Camus It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to exist rather than to live. ~Anna Quindlen I want to be alive to all the life that is in me now, to know each moment to the utmost. ~Kahlil Gibran Give all that is in you to the life you live. ~Christian Larson The Master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings. ~Lao Tzu I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor. ~D.H. Lawrence We can touch wonder in every moment as we slow down and perceive the world around us as if for the first time. And when we contact wonder, we know thankfulness for the most ordinary, extraordinary things of life. ~M. J. Ryan We are really alive when we live simply as that–open, waiting, trusting, and loving to do what appears in front of us now. ~Byron Katie The foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness. ~Eckhart Tolle There is simply no place, no location or situation that cannot be used to wake up to and live all of what and who you are, if you are willing to show up…to be present in the only place you ever have access to: here. ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer If you can see it, hear it, feel it, taste it, touch it, or smell it, you can be present with it. It is of the present moment, and so it brings to you the opportunity to be present with it. ~Leonard Jacob Life demands from you only the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible–not to have run away. ~Dag Hammarskjold In truth, every single moment of our lives presents us with a choice: either awaken to the reality of the present moment, or stay sleepy and push aspects of that reality away. ~Will Johnson To be present with our fear, to meet it with compassionate attention, is to find this fearlessness. ~Philip Martin The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Peace of simply being is not only a reward in itself but a blessing to all who encounter it. ~Catherine Ingram We never truly meet other than in silence. We never truly meet other than in the present moment. ~Leonard Jacobson