The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.? Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.? That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.
The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
The great cosmic illusion is a hierophany... One is devoured by Time, not because one lives in Time, but because one believes in its reality, and therefore forgets or despises eternity.
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going.
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy.
We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless.
What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneness, and say, "This life which you live must be lived by youonce again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned-and you with it, dust of the dust!" Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teethand curse that demon? Or would you answer, "Never have I heard anything more divine?"
The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.
A single moment of love is equal to the whole eternity of love.
I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment.
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.