ECKHART TOLLE –”Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the is-ness of the NOW.”
ECKHART TOLLE –”Being rich/wealthy is being in touch with the fullness of life. When you are open to the present moment, what comes in, is a gratitude for “what is”. When you are aligned with the present moment, there is a peace that comes, so it is like you are experiencing life for the first time, when you become present. When you are in a state of gratitude for what is… that is really what being wealthy means.”
Wayne Dyer said "Avoiding the present moment is almost a
disease in our culture, and we are continually being conditioned to
sacrifice the present for the future. Carried to its logical conclusion,
this attitude is not merely the avoidance of enjoyment in
the now, but an evasion of happiness forever."
Jean Klein said "Living is to be found in the timeless Now"
David Hawkins said "The true source of joy and happiness
is the realization of one's existence in this very moment."
There is a common thread running through every spiritual
teaching that has ever come into existence.....and ever will do.
And it is a simple one.
The common thread is living in the present moment.
Barry Long sums it up in four words:
"Only now is real"
Try carrying those four words of Barry Long with
you as you go about your day and see what a
difference it makes to your life experience...
Almost instantly you will begin to notice
your surroundings more deeply and
by enhancing your senses, start to
appreciate or re-appreciate the beauty
and simplicity of this present moment.
Look for colours, shapes and sounds.
Notice your breathing; notice also
gaps in sounds – brief moments
of quiet between noise and thought.
Losing the present moment causes many accidents!
Here is an excerpt from an article by Eckhart Tolle called
“How to Stay in the Present Moment”
Inhabit the body.
Sense the aliveness that is in the body.
This takes your attention away from thought.
The practice of physical movements such as Tai Chi helps.
Sensing the body becomes an anchor for staying present in the now.
Make it your practice to welcome this
moment, no matter what form it takes.
Say yes to whatever is "now".
There is only one moment, but different forms of it.
The secret is not to resist these forms.
Surrendering to the forms that arise takes you to the formless in yourself.
You then sense a spaciousness around whatever happens in your life.
People, events, situations, objects come and go.
Being in the now moment liberates you from form, from the world.
With that liberation comes enormous peace
What it is – is simply realising that when you were “living”
yesterday or last year, it was the present moment and when
you are “living” tomorrow it will also be the present moment.
It takes a while for this realisation to truly sink in and once it does
you will always realise it; the change will be permanent, yet you
will also be able to slip away from this present moment at times
as it is the nature of the brain to think and make thoughts.
This “forgetting” of the present moment
is only temporary and only thought-based.
So, when you “lose” the present moment, all that is really
happening is your thoughts are wandering; you most likely
haven’t moved anywhere; you haven’t actually moved
away from this present moment at all – at least physically.
NOW is all you have
PRESENT.--Busy not yourself in looking forward to the events of
to-morrow; but whatever may be those of the days Providence may yet
assign you neglect not to turn them to advantage.--HORACE.
Make use of time, if thou lovest eternity; know yesterday cannot be
recalled, to-morrow cannot be assured: to-day is only thine; which if
thou procrastinate, thou losest; which lost, is lost forever: one
to-day is worth two to-morrows.--QUARLES.
He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.--SCHILLER.
Abridge your hopes in proportion to the shortness of the span of human
life; for while we converse, the hours, as if envious of our pleasure,
fly away: enjoy, therefore, the present time, and trust not too much
to what to-morrow may produce.--HORACE.
If we stand in the openings of the present moment, with all the length
and breadth of our faculties unselfishly adjusted to what it reveals,
we are in the best condition to receive what God is always ready to
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly
happy at some period or other, when they have time. But the present
time has one advantage over every other--it is our own. Past
opportunities are gone, future are not come.--COLTON.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a
time to come,--as though that time should be of another make from
this, which has already come and is ours.--FULLER.
Let us attend to the present, and as to the future we shall know how
to manage when the occasion arrives.--CORNEILLE.
We may make our future by the best use of the present. There is no
moment like the present.--MISS EDGEWORTH.
Take all reasonable advantage of that which the present may offer you.
It is the only time which is ours. Yesterday is buried forever, and
to-morrow we may never see.--VICTOR HUGO.
Every day is a gift I receive from Heaven; let us enjoy to-day that
which it bestows on me. It belongs not more to the young than to me,
and to-morrow belongs to no one.--MANCROIX.
One of the illusions is that the present hour is not the critical,
decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day
in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that
every day is Doomsday.--EMERSON.
What is really momentous and all-important with us is the present, by
which the future is shaped and colored.--WHITTIER.
Preachers and brokers, alike, deal in future options.
PRESENT, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of
disappointment from the realm of hope.
To rise above mediocrity you have to consistently act in the present—-------------------
To welcome the now is to welcome life itself, for the now is inseparable from life. So don’t make the now into an enemy. Make friends with it. In other words, accept each moment and whatever it contains as if you had chosen it. Immediately, life will begin to work for you, rather than against you. Then watch the miracle of life unfold.-echart tolle=============================================
Living in the present means being aware of what is happening, what you are doing, feeling and thinking. It is being conscious of your thoughts and focusing them on the present. In this way you look at situations as they are, without coloring them with your past experiences. When you live in such a way, you can deal better with whatever you are doing at the present moment. You see things as they are, without being influenced by fears, anger, desires or attachments.
Living in the present means concentrating on what is happening now, enjoying it and making the most of it. Do you know how many opportunities are missed due to dwelling on the past, instead of seeing and being conscious of what is happening at the present moment? When our mind is elsewhere, we behave like a robot and repeat the same mistakes of the past, do the same things, and then complain that our life is dull and uninteresting
Wake up to the present moment and live in it. The past happened and passed, so what is the use of reliving it? Do you enjoy reliving it? If it is a pleasant experience that's O.K., you want to relive it and recreate it in your life. But why repeat the same event again, if it was an unhappy one? Why do you repeat something that caused you pain?
Living in the present means being aware of what is going inside you, and thus being in a better position to control and stop undesirable and impulsive reactions. By living in the present, and by being aware of your thoughts and feelings, it becomes easier to be a little more detached. When you are detached you become able to choose how to react to people, events and circumstances, which can save yourself a lot of inconvenience and embarrassment.
Living in the present means concentrating on what you are doing each moment. When you are aware of what you are doing, you make fewer mistakes, and you conduct yourself in a better way. In this way you develop and strengthen your concentration power and your attention, which help you, among other things, to study and do your work more quickly and efficiently.
When you live in the past, that is thinking and visualizing events that have already happened, you become enslaved by thoughts and emotions and you are not free. On the other hand, when you concentrate on the present moment, on what is happening or what you are doing right now, frees you of unnecessary, burdensome and unpleasant thoughts. You then have peace of mind.
Remember, the present moment is very brief. It always turns immediately into the past. The future has not happened. Live in the present.
After a period of time of living and being aware of the present, a new kind of awareness develops. It is awareness of freedom, of being alive, of happiness and joy. You come to realize the peace, calmness, joy and freedom from thoughts that the mystics talk about. You find out experimentally that what they are talking about is nothing mysterious, mystical or out of this life. You find that this is a most natural and positive state.
Refuse to relive the past in your mind. Change the film or the cassette!You can't change the past,
But you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
Right now at this very moment we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.
. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, You have no today to be thankful for
The choice you make today, will usually affect tomorrow
No man is rich enough to buy his past.
~ Oscar Wilde
~ Oscar Wilde
We grow old filled with regrets… …for things not done. …for words not said. …for love not shown. Life is too short. Rather than regretting tomorrow, do all what makes you happy today.
People lose their health to make money; then lose their money to restore their health. By thinking anxiously about the future, they forget their present such that they live neither for the present nor the future.
They live as if they will never die, and they die as if they have never lived.