Monday, October 12, 2015
The Present Moment.
"The past is just a memory. The future is just an idea. Reality resides in the present."
"The past is history--the future's a mystery...the here-and-now is a gift. That is why they call it 'the present.'"
"The past is only a memory, the future is only a vision, so look well into your present moment for IT is the only place One will ever BE."
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Teresa
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
― Thomas Jefferson
“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.”
― Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“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 W. Watts
“The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.”
― Bill Cosby
“Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
“Past is dead, Future is uncertain; Present is all you have, So eat, drink and live merry.”
― Peter O’Toole, paraphrasing Albert Einstein in a Charlie Rose interview
“How can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity.”
― Augustine of Hippo, Confessions
“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.”
― George Harrison
“Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware... Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh
“The future depends on what you do today.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”
― Pope John Paul II
“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
― Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942
“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”
― Nikola Tesla
“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
― Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska
“The past was gone and the future had yet to unfold, and he knew he should focus his life on the present…yet his day-to-day existence suddenly struck him as endless and unbearable.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Choice
“No time like the present, a thousand unforeseen circumstances may interrupt you at a future time."
― John Trusler, Proverbs Exemplified, 1790
"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us." ~Michael Cibenko
"If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is." ~Author Unknown
"Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness." ~James Thurber
"We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it." ~John Newton
"If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today." ~Author Unknown
"Trust no future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead past bury its dead!
Act, — act in the living Present!
Heart within and God o'erhead."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Psalm of Life
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." ~Buddha