being present

A Quote by Isak Dinesen on being present and living in the moment

Isak Dinesen

Source: Babette's Feast

Contributed by: Adrienne

A Quote by Isak Dinesen on being present and living in the moment

We fish rest quietly, on all sides supported, within an element which all the time accurately and unfailingly evens itself out. An element which may be said to have taken over our personal experience, in as much as, regardless of individual shape and whether we be flat fish or round fish, our weight and body and calculated according to the quantity of our surroundings which we displace...We run no risks. For our changing of place in existence never creates, or leaves after it, what man calls a way, upon which phenomenon - in reality no phenomenon but an illusion - he will waste inexplicable passionate deliberation. Man, in the end, is alarmed by the idea of time, and unbalanced by incessant wanderings between past and future.

Isak Dinesen

Source: Babette's Feast

Contributed by: Adrienne

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on being present

Even a stone, and more easily a flower or a bird, could show you the way back to God, to the Source, to yourself. When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you. Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth

Contributed by: Adrienne

A Quote by Denise Linn on radiance, being present, connect, focus, state of being, and mind

Discovering your radiance
Basically, radiance is a state of being rather than something you do, but there are some practices that can help to uncover your natural glow.

Being present.
The mind is like a butterfly that flits from one flower to the next. Seldom do we find ourselves nestled in the excuisite and eternal ocean of here and now. When you are, you can connect with your true self that is beyond the chattering of your mind. When you take the effort to focus your drifting consciousness to become fully awake to the present moment, you will discover the glorious light that dwells within you.

Denise Linn

Source: Secrets and Mysteries, Pages: 125

Contributed by: MarleMac

A Quote by Thomas Merton on life, living, and being present

Today will never come again. 

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Contributed by: Elize

A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on life, being present, and now

For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, 'Yes'!

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Contributed by: Praveer

A Quote by Stephen Gaskin on responsibility and being present

You are the people.
You are this season's people -
There are no other people this season.
If you blow it, it's blown.

Stephen Gaskin

Source: Writings of Stephen Gaskin

Contributed by: Ember

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