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Living Fully Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and look at all beings with eyes of compassion. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Nourishing the soul is the process of drinking at the life stream, coming back to one’s true self, embracing the whole of one’s experience–good, bad, or ugly; painful or exalted; dull or boring. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and now. ~Stephen Leacokk The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. ~unknown Each day comes bearing its own gift. Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Ann Schabacker To live in this single moment, this lightest breath, this softest touch, to be captured by this smallest, this briefest space of time, to be fully present, alive, consumed by this instant alone, this is truly living. ~Jim Pendley The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, aware. ~Henry Miller To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one. ~Jack Kornfield To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. ~Pema Chodron You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. ~Henry David Thoreau If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Don’t let the past steal your present. ~Cherralea Morgan Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius A ship in port is safe, but this is not what ships are built for. ~Grace Hopper To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. ~Walt Whitman The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ~Henry Miller If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warmth sun on your hand. ~Eido Tai Shimano Roshi Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only be awake, alive in the present moment. ~Thich Nhat Hanh We can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. ~Indira Gandhi Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear? ~Pema Chodron Wherever you are, be all there. ~Jim Elliot It is only through letting our heart break that we discover something unexpected: the heart cannot actually break–it can only break open. To live with an open heart is to experience life full-strength. ~John Welwood The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. ~Anais Nin To have courage for whatever comes in life–everything lies in that. ~St. Teresa of Avila If the sight of the blue skies fill you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later. ~Miles Davis To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now. ~Donald Altman At the end of life you should be able to say, “Yes, the sun came, and the rain. I’ve been enriched by life’s experience. The harvest has been abundant.” ~Ashokananda The simplicity of it is this: give everything you have to give in every moment, completely. ~David Deida People in the West are always getting ready to live. ~ Chinese Proverb It is easy to say no. But to say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to your elbows. ~Jean Anouilh I want to be alive to all the life that is in me now, to know each moment to the utmost. ~Kahlil Gibran My trouble is, I analyze life instead of living it. ~Hugh Prather Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Living life fully doesn’t mean having it all, going everywhere, doing everything, and being all things to all people. Many of us are beginning to see that too much is too much. ~Elaine St. James It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living. To live is to find out for yourself what is true. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti I want to be alive to all the life that is in me now, to know each moment to the utmost. ~Kahlil Gibran Each precious moment of your life in which you are frozen with fear is a moment when you are not being all you can be. In the end, that hurts more than anything. Succeeding or failing does not determine if we are surviving or living. Rather it is in our ability to reach beyond our present self-imposed definition of who we are, and to risk becoming more, that we are able to feel fully alive. ~Rhonda Britten Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. ~Pope Paul VI People living deeply have no fear of death. ~Anais Nin One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. ~Dale Carnegie Your life is finite, your death is guaranteed. Rather than wait ’til old age before regarding each day as precious, choose to regard each day as precious right now. ~Jeff Davidson It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Live deep instead of fast. ~Henry Seidel Canby Every day I gained more and more pleasure from this listening and looking, always seeing and hearing more clearly. As time went on, I appreciated how glorious and beautiful existence is, living. I saw how busy, preoccupied were most people with doing, making. Existence was already so much to enjoy, so grand and lovely, so exquisite. ~Laurie Seagel Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way into the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace. ~Frederick Buechner 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