Every moment is a golden one
who have the visions
to recognize it as such.
Hold every moment sacred. Give each
clarity and meaning, each the weight of your awareness,
each its true and due fulfillment.
here in the moment, as an artist is here with focused
whether you are cooking, cleaning, praying, playing, or
reading. Be here
in the moment, as an athlete is here in that sweet spot of
everything is effortless, fluid, and free. The banquet
is spread before us,
and it is the wish of the Divine Host that we partake of the
without regrets for the past or fears of the future.
Pledge yourself to the moment
and let it teach you. Surrender yourself to the moment
and let it preach you.
Mary Ann Brussat
who think to reach God by running away from the world,
when and where do they expect to meet him? We are
him here in this very spot, now at this very moment.
hurry through the so-called boring things in order to attend
to that which we deem more important, interesting.
Perhaps the final
freedom will be a recognition that every thing in every moment
is 'essential' and that nothing at all is
we know that we are now at the point where we have always
wanted to be, we will be there. . . because we are never
there but always here, now!
Step into this moment, because it is the only one
you have right now.It
wasted or thrown away.The divine opportunity could be stolen unless you tell
yourself it is here right now; available to you this moment,
to make of it anything
you choose.Why not choose this moment, right now, to be available
yourself by declaring, I AM GOOD! . . . . The richness of
the present is here.
fullness of now is present.If you are not here now, it means you could be
the love, joy, peaceand brand-new ideas that are here right now.
present is passed over in the race for the future;
the here is neglected in favor of the there.
Enjoy the moment, even if it means
merely a walk in the country.
all, we cannot afford not to live in the
present. They are blessed over all mortals who
lose no moment of the passing life in remembering the
main business is not to see what lies dimly at a
distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
To live with God is to live always in
with him who is the eternal Now.
-John A.T. Robinson
I realized that living in the present is not an
like taking one step at a time. Sounds good.Good philosophy,
right?Then it occurred
to me, Have you ever taken two steps
at a time?
as simple as that:we
canít. Itís the
living in the present.Our thoughts
may wander to the past or the future.
Yet, our thoughts
are just thoughts.Our bodies are in the present.
in the present.Thatís just the way it is.
-Anne Wilson Schaef
This--this was what
made life: a moment of quiet,
the water falling in the
fountain, the girl's voice. . .
a moment of captured
Those who are truly wise will never
moments to escape. -Louis L'Amour
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
now and only now, and I will do what I want to do this
and not what I decided was best for me yesterday.
be reborn hourly and daily in this life, we need to die--to give of
to the demands of the moment, so that we utterly
Thoughts of past, present, or future, of
life and death, of this world and the next,
are transcended in the
superabundance of the now. Time and timelessness coalesce:
this is the moment of eternity. Thus our every act is a matter
of giving life or taking it away. If we perform each act
with total absorption,
we give life to our life. If we do things
half-heartedly, we kill that life.
My philosophy is that not
only are you responsible
for your life, but doing your
best at this
puts you in the best place
for the next moment. -Oprah Winfrey
passing moment is all we can be sure of;
it is only
common sense to extract its utmost value from it.
-W. Somerset Maugham
Hold to the now, the here,
through which all future plunges to the past.
Our latest moment is always our
supreme moment. Five minutes delay
in dinner now
than a great sorrow
ten years gone. -Samuel Butler
the moment and the energy of the moment
beyond all boundaries. -Corita Kent
advice to you is not to inquire why or whither,
but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
present moment is always full of infinite treasure. It
contains far more
than you can possibly grasp. Faith is the measure of its
you find in the present moment is according to the measure of
Love also is the measure: the more the heart loves, the
more it rejoices in
what God provides. The will of God presents itself at
each moment like
an immense ocean that the desire of your heart cannot empty;
yet you will drink from that ocean according to your faith and
can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future,
but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in
moment is a major component of mental wellness.
living in the present is a form of denial. It's
easier to live in the past or future because then you
don't have to be responsible for the present.
need to make a special effort to enjoy the beauty of the blue sky?
Do we have to practice to be able to enjoy it? No, we just enjoy
Each second, each minute of our lives can be like this.
Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine,
the presence of each other, even the sensation of our breathing.
We don't need to go
to China to enjoy the blue sky.
We don't have to travel into the
future to enjoy our breathing.
We can be in touch with these
things right now. -Thich Nhat Hanh
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meditation is a way of waking up to the wonderful moment we are
living in. If our minds are caught up and preoccupied with
our worries and our suffering, or if we distract ourselves with
other things while walking, we can't practice mindfulness; we
can't enjoy the present moment. We're missing out on
life. If we're awake, then we'll see this is a wonderful
moment that life has given us, the only moment in which life is
available. We can value each step we take, and each step can
bring us happiness because we're in touch with life, with the
source of happiness, and with our beloved
Nhat Hanh, How to Walk
The power of memories and expectations is such that for most human beings the past and the future are not as real, but more real than the present.
The present cannot be lived happily unless the past has been ďcleared upĒ and the future is bright with promise.
. . . it is of little use to us to be able to remember and predict if it makes us unable to live fully in the present.
What is the use of planning to be able to eat next week unless I can really enjoy the meals when they come?
If I am so busy planning how to eat next week that I cannot fully enjoy what I am eating now, I will be in the same predicament when next weekís meals become ďnow.Ē
If my happiness at this moment consists largely in reviewing happy memories and expectations, I am but dimly aware of this present. I shall still be dimly aware of the present when the good things that I have been expecting come to pass. For I shall have formed a habit of looking behind and ahead, making it difficult for me to attend to the here and now. If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.
-Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity