Here And Now Quotes

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Ernesto Che Guevara
“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
Che Guevara

Shannon L. Alder
“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”
Shannon L. Alder

Nisargadatta Maharaj
“Absolute perfection is here and now, not in some future, near or far.
The secret is in action - here and now.
It is your behavior that blinds you to yourself.
Disregard whatever you think yourself to be and act as if you were absolutely perfect
- whatever your idea of perfection may be.
All you need is courage.”
Nisargadatta Maharaj

Stephen Batchelor
“The Four Noble Truths are pragmatic rather than dogmatic. They suggest a course of action to be followed rather than a set of dogmas to be believed. The four truths are prescriptions for behavior rather than descriptions of reality. The Buddha compares himself to a doctor who offers a course of therapeutic treatment to heal one’s ills. To embark on such a therapy is not designed to bring one any closer to ‘the Truth’ but to enable one’s life to flourish here and now, hopefully leaving a legacy that will continue to have beneficial repercussions after one’s death. (154)”
Stephen Batchelor, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Criss Jami
“You can perhaps, in a number of circumstances, tell yourself that you can't have more than you have until you do better than you're doing, but by all means steer clear of its reverse, the creed of defeat, in saying that you can't do better than you're doing until you can have more than you have.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Shunya
“Hope and fear conspire with each other to keep you running here and there whole life. Trust your inner lamp which shows you what you should be doing in the present. It will get you out of suffering very soon.”
Shunya

Shunya
“O boatman! Enjoy your skills and touch the river of life in your own unique ways. She will reward you with the treasures that you can't imagine.

Those who are in a mad rush of reaching somewhere die empty handed, for the river is endless and time is a trap.”
Shunya

Bodhi Smith
“travel to that place you always wanted to see, go see it, only excuses are stopping you. say all those things you wanted to say to those people you never said them to, only pride is keeping you from it. learn to do that thing you always wanted to do, and do it, only fear is holding you back...do not instead make up a list of all the stuff you want to do before you die, just start doing it, and do it now. do not wait for 'one day.' experience what you can right here, right now, before it all changes...because it will change. the tides of change are as constant as time itself. as buddha once said, ' nothing is forever except change'...so take nothing for granted, nothing is guaranteed except that it will all change one day...”
Bodhi Smith, Bodhi Simplique Impressionist Photography and Insights

Roumen Bezergianov
“Artists, athletes, chess-players and anyone who loves their job know the feeling of losing one’s self in the current moment to full concentration. If we are more intentional in that experience, such as in meditation and prayer, we will notice that our presence becomes “denser and heavier”, more grounded, and there is a sense of security and sufficiency that accompany it. Unfortunately, many people spend too much time either thinking about the past or worrying about the future at the expense of fully living and appreciating the current moment.”
Roumen Bezergianov, Character Education with Chess

“Find joy and beauty in your usual surroundings.”
Marty Rubin

Richelle E. Goodrich
“New beginnings always start in the here-and-now.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Ramana Maharshi
“Engage yourself in the living present. The future will take care of itself. Do not worry about the future. (p. 154)”
Ramana Maharshi, Talks with Ramana Maharshi: On Realizing Abiding Peace and Happiness

Bodhi Smith
“when you miss how things were before, you miss out living with what is right before you”
Bodhi Smith, Bodhi Smith Impressionist Photography

“Truth exists here and now and that's why those who go searching for truth never find it.”
Marty Rubin

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Not being in the present moment is like not paying attention to someone you are with, because you are thinking about someone else with whom you were; or will, could, or should be; or could or should have been.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Hoping is a waste of The Present.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Mindfulness is the art of making love to reality.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The future will never get here and now.”
Bert McCoy

Paul Brunton
“...to be aware of the miracle entailed in every moment of living...”
Paul Brunton, Advanced Contemplation: The Peace Within You

“Be proud of yourself for what and where you are right here and now, not for what and where you think you should be.”
Christine E. Szymanski

“Most people either live in the past or in the future. 
Those who dwell on the past are depressed, 
those who overthink the future are worried. 
Only a few are able to enjoy their Here and Now; 
only them find peace of mind. ”
Omar Cherif

“My secret? I stopped chasing — people, situations, substances. When things unfold, I let them. When they don’t, I let them. Instead of chasing the dream, I taught myself how to wake up — as much as possible — in order to be able to live the dream: Here and Now. Hence manifest my own reality. This is how we become at peace and in harmony with the natural flow of the cosmos.”
Omar Cherif

Daniel Z. Lieberman
“What do you think about when you brush your teeth? Probably not brushing your teeth. You’re more likely to be thinking about things you have to do later in the day, later in the week, or some other time in the future. Why? Maybe it’s a habit. Maybe it’s anxiety. Maybe you’re afraid that if you don’t think about the future you will miss something. But you probably won’t. And by not thinking about what you’re doing,
you will definitely miss something, maybe even something you never
noticed before, something unexpected.”
Daniel Z. Lieberman, The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity--and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race

Daniel Z. Lieberman
“But most people don’t bother to engage in acts of creation, like drawing pictures, making music, or building model airplanes. There’s no practical reason to do these things. They’re hard, at least in the beginning, and they probably won’t earn us money or prestige or guarantee us a better future. But they might make us happy.”
Daniel Z. Lieberman, The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity--and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race

Sarah Beth Durst
“You needed a fire inside you, the kind that kept you passionately invested in the here and now, the kind that made you want to shape what was happening rather than letting it shape you.”
Sarah Beth Durst, Race the Sands

Shunya
“When you feel depressed, you tend to look down. Look up at the point where earthly objects meet the sky. You will feel powerful because everything within this point is your reality. You are its creator. Everything else is just shadows dancing in your head.”
Shunya

Ramana Maharshi
“You are That, here and now. (p. 77)”
Ramana Maharshi, Talks with Ramana Maharshi: On Realizing Abiding Peace and Happiness

Robert Adams
“You're born again, now, and all is glory and joy. This is what it means to be born again, to realize that you exist now, in this moment. (p. 242)”
Robert Adams, Silence of the Heart: Dialogues with Robert Adams

Ram Dass
“You'll lose it, you'll come down, but that's okay. Don't knock it. Because the grace to experience the possibility of yourself keeps helping you aim and redirect — and as you learn how to do it, every time you start to come down — the things that bring you down are your own clinging, fears, unworthiness, self-pity, stuff like that. And you just start to ‘here ma you take it, here Ram Dass you take it, you take my stuff, I don't need it anymore.’

And everything that interferes with your tuning to God within yourself, you just start to let it go. No big deal about it, you just start to let it go.”
Ram Dass

Shunya
“When school-going teenagers say that life will be good after they join college, it's understandable. But if you're 30+ and still believe that your life will be good in future when XYZ happens, you just don't want to see through the illusion of Time.”
Shunya

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