presence

A Quote by Albert Schweitzer on happiness, presence, appreciation, gratitude, and uplifting

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on happiness, presence, and uplifting

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.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Theodor Adorno on time, waiting, and presence

The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday.

Theodor Adorno

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on love, presence, absence, and relationships

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Hafiz on presence, self, purpose, and alone

This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.

Hafiz

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on self-improvement, aging, experience, presence, awareness, and wonder

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 247

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on goals, journey, arrival, presence, and now

Let go of the idea that the path will lead you to your goal.  The truth is that with each step we take, we arrive.  Repeat that to yourself every morning: 'I've arrived.'  That way you'll find it much easier to stay in touch with each second of your day.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 131

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on holidays, holy days, time, rituals, sacred, presence, and awareness

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.
The importance of this has been completely forgotten: even religious holidays have been transformed into opportunities to go to the beach or the park or skiing.  There are no more rituals.  Ordinary actions can no longer be transformed into manifestations of the sacred.  We cook and complain that it's a waste of time, when we should be pouring our love into making that food.  We work and believe it's a divine curse, when we should be using our skills to bring pleasure and to spread the energy of the Mother.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 11-12

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A Quote by Robin Morgan on life, presence, awareness, and now

Listen – life is really going on, right now,
around us.  Do you see it?  Sometimes I lose it
but if I sit still and listen, it comes back,
and then I think, How funny, this is what being alive is.

Robin Morgan (1941 -)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 69-70 (The Network of the Imag

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A Quote by Kathleen Norris on doctors, therapy, depression, sanity, presence, and awareness


"Do you have trouble getting to sleep?"
"No," I said, "I want to sleep all the time."
"Well, you don't have the clinical signs of depression," he said,
clicking his pen.

I left then, for good,
and as I walked
the song broke through,
the loud green sound
of this garden called the earth,
the garden between my thighs.
The sky's spinning song
of light and dark:
a rocking in my blood,
the ocean's lowing like a cow
looking for her calf.

I sat and sang by the water's edge
where I knew he would not go.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 31 (from Lilith and the Doctor

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