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A Quote by Andy Warhol on love, action, and excitement

The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it's much more exciting.

Andy Warhol (1931 - 1987)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on love, action, and loving

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Octavio Paz on presence, consciousness, metamorphosis, paradise, and action

It may seem paradoxical to say that we have been expelled from the present, but it is a feeling we have all had at some moment. Some of us experienced it first as a condemnation, later transformed into consciousness and action. The search for the present is neither the pursuit of an earthly paradise nor that of a timeless eternity: it is the search for a real reality.
We pursue her in her incessant metamorphoses yet we never manage to trap her. She always escapes: each encounter ends in flight. We embrace her and she disappears immediately: it was just a little air. It is the instant, that bird that is everywhere and nowhere. We want to trap it alive but it flaps its wings and vanishes in the form of a handful of syllables. We are left empty-handed. Then the doors of perception open slightly and the other time appears, the real one we were searching for without knowing it: the present, the presence.

Octavio Paz

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A Quote by Osho on meditation, awareness, and action

Remember one thing: meditation means awareness. Whatsoever you do with awareness is meditation. Action is not the question, but the quality that you bring to your action.

Walking can be a meditation if you walk alertly. Sitting can be a meditation if you sit alertly. Listening to the birds can be a meditation if you listen with awareness. Just listening to the inner noise of your mind can be a meditation if you remain alert and watchful.

osho

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A Quote by Edmund J Bourne on kindness, compassion, global shift, action, change, and transformation

Despite our differences, we are all in this together. No act of kindness or compassion goes unnoticed. To change the world, take compassionate action within your immediate sphere of influence. To change yourself, start by being still and making time just to listen.

Edmund Bourne

Source: Global Shift: How A New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity (New Harbinger/Noetic Books), Pages: 324

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on self, generosity, meaning, purpose, giving, action, and need

No psychological message is so open to question as that which tells us that we have nothing left to do or to give.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 51

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on freedom, time, past, present, future, action, habit, lives, and life

Free men and women... can think across time, viewing their own lives, inclusive of past, present, and future, as architectural wholes, static in mental space. They can therefore see, as others cannot, the cracks and buttresses of repeated action, the points of stress, the established framework. They are not perfect; but they are less imperfect than we by a full dimension of being.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 5

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on opportunity, opinion, warrior, strategy, mistake, action, and uniqueness

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Byron Katie on love, awakening, anger, happiness, action, peace, freedom, and activism

I've heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they're afraid that without them they wouldn't be activists for peace. “If I feel peaceful,” they say, “why would I bother taking action at all?”
 
My answer is “Because that's what love does.”  To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what's right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day wiith drool running down her chin.

My experience is the opposite.

Love is action.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Ellery Channing on life, spirituality, wisdom, inspiration, belief, action, and philosophy

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.”

Ellery Channing

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