A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, present, now, joy, and fearlessness

There are not kinds of love, love is love; there are only degrees of love. Love is trusting, accepting and believing, without guarantee. Love is patient and waits, but it's an active waiting, not a passive one. For it is continually offering itself in a mutual revealing, a mutual sharing, Love is spontaneous and craves expression through joy, through beauty, through truth, even through tears. Love lives in the moment; it's neither lost in yesterday nor does it crave for tomorrow. Love is Now!

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 74

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A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, present, now, and joy

Love revels in and grows in the moment and the joy of the moment.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 74

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on pain, time, and now

Always say "yes" to the present moment.  What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?  what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now?  Surrender to what is.  Say "yes" to life -- and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 35

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A Quote by Ariel Kane on accepting, acceptance, allowing, awareness, interaction, right, wrong, life, moment, present, here and now, now, discover, and self-realization

Accepting, allowing and interacting with your life as though it is exactly as it should be, without making yourself wrong (or right) for what you discover is it the way to Self-Realization. ~ Ariel Kane

Ariel Kane

Source: Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: A Book About Instantaneous Transformation, Pages: 124

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on now, meditation, and acceptance

The principle of nowness is very important to any effort to establish an 
enlightened society. You may wonder what the best approach is to helping
society and how you can know that what you are doing is authentic and good.
The only answer is nowness. The way to relax, or rest the mind in nowness,
is through the practice of meditation. In meditation you take an unbiased
approach. You let things be as they are, without judgment, and in that way
you yourself learn to be.

Chogyam Trungpa


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Alan Watts on time and now

We are seeing, then, that our experience is altogether momentary.
From one point of view, each moment is so
elusive and so brief that we cannot even
think about it before it has gone. From
another point of view, this moment is always
here, since we know no other moment than the
present moment. It is always dying, always
becoming past more rapidly than imagination
can conceive. Yet at the same time it is
always being born, always new, emerging just
as rapidly from that complete unknown we
call the future. Thinking about it almost
makes you breathless.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: The Wisdom of Insecurity (Vintage)

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A Quote by Brad Warner on acceptance, now, enlightment, and desire

Every single human being in the world at some time thinks that "if only" this or that one of our conditions could be met then we'd be happy. "If only I had a girlfriend/boyfriend/million bucks, then I'd be happy." Or in the case of the more spiritually minded: "If only I were enlightened, then that would settle everything once and for all." Think again.

An old Chinese Zen Master once said, "From birth to death it's just like this!"  

Wherever you go in the world of human beings is pretty much the same. Only the details are different. All of my gaijin teacher friends who wanted to get out of Japan and back to the "real world" have discovered that the "real world" is hardly any different than the place they were leaving.  

We always want to believe that somewhere there's a perfect situation, if only we weren't barred from it. But that's not the reality.  

We always imagine that there's got to be somewhere else better than where we are right now, the great "Somewhere Else" we all carry around in our heads. We believe Somewhere Else is out there for us if only we could find it. But there's no Somewhere Else. Everything is right here.

Brad Warner

Source: Hardcore Zen : Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality, Pages: 55

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on miracles, seeking, now, and present

Men talk about Bible miracles because there is no miracle in their lives. Cease to gnaw that crust. There is ripe fruit over your head.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Christopher Pike on joy, bliss, and now

Enjoy your life.  No curse hangs over you, nor did it ever.  No devil chases after your soul.  Sing and dance and be merry.

Christopher Pike

Source: Sati

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Chan Chih on now and authenticity

Do not carry the burden of the past; do not live in the future.
The only important thing is that one lives in the present authentically
and fully.
Whatever your current life is, be the most you can be by living in the

Chan Chih

Contributed by: Ryan

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