"How we spend our days is, of course, how we
spend our lives." -- Annie Dillard
"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and
sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty
diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they
are gone forever." -- Horace Mann
"If, before going to bed every night, you will
tear a page from the calendar, and remark,
'there goes another day of my life, never to
return,' you will become time conscious." -- A.
B. Zu Tavern
"The thought 'I exist' is not the same thing as
the awareness of one's own existence. … Thought
is not the same thing as consciousness." --
A person asked Buddha:
"Are you a God?"
Buddha's reply was
"Are you an Angel?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am Awake." -- Unknown Source
"This moment is the moment of reality, of union,
Nothing needs to be done to it or to you for
this to be so.
Nothing needs to be avoided, transcended, or
found for it to be so."
-- Da Avabhasa
"Life brings simple pleasures to us every day.
It is up to us to make them wonderful memories."
-- Cathy Allen
"Life is all memory, except for the one
present moment that goes by you so quickly
you hardly catch it going." -- Tennessee
live their whole lives lost in thoughts of
the past and the future. Yet, we only truly
live life when we are present to the moment.
And being present means being fully
conscious of what's going on so we can
participate fully and appropriately in the
opportunities that present themselves.
There is value in reliving our experiences
when we can learn from such reflection.
However, there's no need to probe into the
past to unearth old experiences for healing.
Life does a marvellous job of bringing
circumstances to us now that support us in
healing old wounds. And so we can be assured
that we always gain by opening to the
possibilities inherent in every 'now'
We lose the power of the moment because
we're so rarely in it. We're reliving the
past or speculating about the future. We
continue to believe that tomorrow's the day
when I'll be more capable, more wealthy,
more fit and more loving. Yet, intuition,
creativity, connection, soul and inspiration
are available only in the present moment.
When you find yourself thinking of the
future or the past, bring your awareness
into the present. Really experience how you
feel and what's happening around you,
without judgment. If we can treasure each
moment, our lives will be rich, no matter
what we have accomplished.
"Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a
dream of happiness and
each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look,
therefore, to this one day,
for it and it alone is life." -- Sanskrit
"You must live in the present, launch
yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment." -- Henry