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

Erik Pevernagie
“What makes people tick? Life can be a trap of ennui, but imagery may be a redemptive escape from dullness. The iconic power and exuberance of images generate an inexorable addiction that needs to be gratified without respite. Here and now! ("Give me more images")”
Erik Pevernagie

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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.”

“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.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The present moment is as old as existence … and as long as eternity.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A memory is an echoing of what was once happening.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The greatest contribution that can ever be made to the human race has already been made through the invention of meditation.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“It is too late only with the signature of death. With this clarity, the responsibility for satisfaction can arrive at any moment.”

“If we don’t insist on defining impermanence as unsatisfactory, then it’s natural to celebrate. Just a moments pause to consider the passing of the seasons is enough to convince anyone that not only is impermanence the source of all possible joy in this life but its the movement of life itself.”
Lin Jensen, Bad Dog!: A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places

Ulonda Faye
“Meeting you,
in my dreams
Kissing you,
in the cool breeze
Awaken me, to your colors,
as to feel my heartbeat.

You never cease to amaze me, and see me
as I am.
I love you and I kiss you
For a new day is birthed, through the grace
of your hand -
Here, is where I am.”
Ulonda Faye, Sutras of the Heart: Spiritual Poetry to Nourish the Soul

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Live the Present t's given to you now!
It's the presence that changes its essence.
Vibrate as one with all around somehow
Embracing all, feel the Power of Awareness.
(acrostic LIVE from the book A+Cross Tic)

Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

Abhijit Naskar
“When you are present,
present is a gift -
Oblivious to the present,
present starts to drift.”
Abhijit Naskar, Visvavictor: Kanima Akiyor Kainat

Joyce Johnson
“…I told Jack I had nothing to say about his vision of God. I couldn’t believe in God myself. In his next letter, he lectured me a little. "When I said 'God' in my vision in the sea, I didn’t mean a bearded man in heaven. I meant 'that which passes through all.' …"

But I didn't believe in this Buddhist god either. My mind came up against a wall in these matters. The here and now was all I saw. I wanted to be happy in the here and now; to someday pull Jack into it with me, if I could.”
Joyce Johnson, Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir

Amogh Swamy

Serpent's fiery eyes,
Mongoose breathes calm, poised to strike,
Now, here, all is pure.”
Amogh Swamy, On My Way To Infinity: A Seeker's Poetic Pilgrimage

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