Presence Quotes

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.”
Jelaluddin Rumi , The Essential Rumi

Michael Bassey Johnson
“To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Ram Dass
“Be here now.”
Ram Dass, Be Here Now

Eckhart Tolle
“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.”
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

George MacDonald
“Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.”
George MacDonald

Lang Leav
“Shrinking in a corner,
pressed into the wall;
do they know I'm present,
am I here at all?”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

Erik Pevernagie
“Unfailing friends are essential, when ‘presence’ and ‘absence’ are wrangling in our daily living, and our presence is rampaged by murk and woe, while passion and lust for life are trampled. Reliable allies can shore us up and since we are our best ally, we first have got to make sure we get along well with ourselves. ("Being my best friend”).”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Social gatherings, not infrequently, grow into the scenery of funny episodes on a Brueghelian canvas or become a psychosomatic arena with displays of emotional outbursts. They can indeed arouse confrontations of absence and attendance, of presence, past, and future. ("I hope she won't mind my leaving")”

Erik Pevernagie
“If we feel we are missing out sometimes, it may be because we simply forget to consult the past or neglect to think up its ties with the presence. ("Walking down the memory lane" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Thomas Merton
“Surrender your own poverty and acknowledge your nothingness to the Lord. Whether you understand it or not, God loves you, is present in you, lives in you, dwells in you, calls you, saves you and offers you an understanding and compassion which are like nothing you have ever found in a book or heard in a sermon.”
Thomas Merton, The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns

Erik Pevernagie
“Between our craves and our regrets stands the live stage of the presence that must give meaning and consistency and feel-good vibes to our life. At the same time, it raises the power of positivity and reconciles the history of our past with the expectations of the future. ("Island of regret.- Island of remorse.")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Isn't love the emanation of desire or just a statement of emptiness in expectation? As we long for what is missing and finally hold it, could it be that we may not crave it anymore in the end? Still, if we learn to "enjoy" the precious moments of its presence, it can remain a captivating experience and a mesmerizing adventure. If it keeps on overwhelming us with "joy," love can turn into a magic prism and make it possible to discover a rainbow of twinkles and enchanting sceneries. As our imagination constantly discerns new qualities, the sparkle of love does not expire in the boredom of forgetfulness. (“Twilight of desire“)”
Erik Pevernagie

Jeff Foster
“Perhaps our dreams are there to be broken, and our plans are there to crumble, and our tomorrows are there to dissolve into todays, and perhaps all of this is all a giant invitation to wake up from the dream of separation, to awaken from the mirage of control, and embrace whole-heartedly what is present. Perhaps it is all a call to compassion, to a deep embrace of this universe in all its bliss and pain and bitter-sweet glory. Perhaps we were never really in control of our lives, and perhaps we are constantly invited to remember this, since we constantly forget it. Perhaps suffering is not the enemy at all, and at its core, there is a first-hand, real-time lesson we must all learn, if we are to be truly human, and truly divine. Perhaps breakdown always contains breakthrough. Perhaps suffering is simply a right of passage, not a test or a punishment, nor a signpost to something in the future or past, but a direct pointer to the mystery of existence itself, here and now. Perhaps life cannot go 'wrong' at all.”
Jeff Foster

Eckhart Tolle
“There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges--the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.”
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Graeme Rodaughan
“Humility will allow you to master what you need to learn, and to be fully present when the moment comes to use what you have mastered.”
Graeme Rodaughan, A Subtle Agency

“The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God.
Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God's constant presence with 'the real me.' Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.”
John Ortberg, The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

Idries Shah
“Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?”
Idries Shah, Reflections

Kamand Kojouri
“If today is not your day,
then be happy
for this day shall never return.
And if today is your day,
then be happy now
for this day shall never return.”
Kamand Kojouri

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Amit Ray
“Walk together. Feel the heart beats. Experience the presence. This is how to be thankful.”
Amit Ray

“If your absence doesn't bother them then your presence never mattered to them in the first place”
Dido Stargaze

Rudolfo Anaya
“I had been afraid of the awful presence of the river, which was the soul of the river, but through her [Ultima] I learned that my spirit shared in the spirit of all things.”
Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima

H Raven Rose
“Be in your own skin, as an act of self-loving.”
H Raven Rose, Shadow Selves

Elizabeth Gilbert
“The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it. Somone makes a promise, and then they break it. A play gets good notices, and then it folds. A marriage looks strong, and then they divorce. For a while there's no war, and then there's another war. If you get too upset about it all, you become a stupid, unhappy person—and where's the good in that?”
Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls

Alan W. Watts
“Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.”
Alan W. Watts

Madeleine Thien
“The present is all we have, yet it is the one thing we will never learn to hold in our hands.”
Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Charles Yu
“All he ever knew of her was who he saw every day. All I am is who I am every day. All anyone is to anyone is a series of days.”
Charles Yu, Sorry Please Thank You

Alexandra Katehakis
“Everything you perceive is your presence. Today, look deeply into every moment and perceive divine presence. Recognize each circumstance as having a particular bearing on your soul. Over time, this practice will bring you presence of mind and make manifest your own catalytic presence.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Naomi Shihab Nye
“Apparently people commonly died when their loved ones were out of the room. Bathroom break. Quick trip down to the cafeteria for a grilled cheese. It was easier to die if you didn't have family members to worry about at that exact moment.

Easier for the one who was dying, maybe.”
Naomi Shihab Nye, There Is No Long Distance Now

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