Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.
And then one day, she simply stopped waiting to Get There, Be More or Work It All Out. And she laid down on the grass and drank in the beauty of the messy wonder that was her life.
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
H Jackson Brown Jr
The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you finish the work.
Make up your mind that nothing is more important than how I feel now, because now is everything. Now is the whole enchilada. Now is the power of me. Now, now, now, now, now… You might as well start somewhere, and it might as well be now. Why not start improving your life now, now, now?
Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Tarrytown, NY on Saturday, October 9, 2004
Your life is right now! It’s not later! It's not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it’s not ever going to get better than right now – until it gets better right now!
Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, May 11, 2002
You are in the perfect position to get there from here.
I guess that’s all forever is. Just one long trail of nows. And I guess all you can do is try and live one now at a time without getting too worked up about the last now or the next now.
Ignore your previous experience and go into the moment. Be Here Now. See what there is to work with right now in creating yourself anew. Life is an ongoing, never-ending process of re-creation.
Neale Donald Walsch
Each time you take a mindful step you are back in the arms of Mother Earth and are reminded of your true sweet home in the here and now.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
The master is totally at one with this moment. He or she does not oppose, internally, this moment. He or she offers no inner-resistance to this moment… to the isness of now… to whatever arises now… it is not resisted internally.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.
Marie Beynon Ray
The past is the past and has nothing to do with you. It has nothing to do with Right Now. Do not let anything from your past inhibit you in this Present Moment. Start over. Start Fresh. Each day. Each hour, if it serves you. Heck, each minute. Just get going.
Neale Donald Walsch
Somebody ought to 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.
Earth tries to work sorcery on us, saying Tomorrow, Tomorrow, but we outwit that spell by enjoying this now.
Every moment is equal in value to the eternal soul.
Annie Zalezsak 13 November 2011
If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.
At the beach, life is different. A day moves not from hour to hour but leaps from mood to moment. We go with the currents, plan around the tides, follow the sun.
Every moment of your experience is the peak of life experience. This is where your powerful now is.
Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Houston, TX on Saturday, January 5, 2002
Make the best of where you are and do your best to line up your Energy from where you are, because any bit of struggle or any bit of regret only holds your cork under the water and doesn’t allow you to connect with the Energy that would allow anything to improve.
You’re never going to get to any final place. And so, we want to remind you to relax and start having fun on the way.
Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, October 17, 1996
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther King Jr
Practice calling your mind back from the past and future to attend to the present moment. This is true self development.
The Daily Guru
Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold
it will not come
Again in this disguise.
But whatever you’ve been today is already over.
from Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer (about Wayne Dyer)
You can not change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
…this moment… is the only physical reality you have.
from Real Magic by Wayne Dyer (about Wayne Dyer)
When we are in the world of the thinking mind, we are somewhere in the remembered past or the imagined future. We are in a world of thought, memory, concept, idea, opinion and belief. We are not here now. What we are experiencing is not the truth and reality of the present moment.
The Daily Guru
There is nothing you need to know. As of this moment, you are free of any obligations. You may go in any direction you like. You are reborn.
from Remember Your Essence, by Paul Williams
The angel of death comes to us and says, “You see everything that exists here is mine; it is not yours. Your house, your spouse, your children, your car, your career, your money – everything is mine and I can take it away when I want to, but for now you can use it.”
from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us.
When you become silent, there is no agenda. You are not seeking anything. You are being silent and present with what is present, simply because the present moment is the truth of life and it is enough. You are just being here now, fully open and present with what is here now with you. You are not seeking or desiring anything outside of the present moment. God exists IN the present moment. God exists AS the present moment. By being willing to be fully present in the moment, you honor God, and so God will respond to you. It is that simple.
The Daily Guru
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.
Barbara De Angelis
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are… Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
Mary Jean Iron
When we are mindful of every nuance of our natural world, we finally get the picture: that we are only given one dazzling moment of life here on Earth, and we must stand before that reality both humbled and elevated, subject to every law of our universe and grateful for our brief but intrinsic participation with it.
Elizabeth Gilbert, from her biography of naturalist Eustace Conway
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
JB Priestly (1894-1984) English author
It is never too late to become who you might have been.
The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th US President
Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today.
The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty… the better I feel about the quality of my work.
Wayne Dyer (about Wayne Dyer)
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Finding time to loaf – to think, daydream, or simply enjoy being in the moment – is a critical part of maintaining a healthy mind and body.
Live, love and, be present in each moment. Each moment quickly passes by, but over time, their culmination makes for a truly fulfilled life.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
When we let go of yearning for the future, preoccupation with the past, and strategies to protect the present, there is nowhere left to go but where we are. To connect with the present moment is to begin to appreciate the beauty of true simplicity.
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Henry David Thoreau
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
Jean Luc Picard
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
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