A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on humility, presence, and acceptance

"If you think you're enlightened go spend a week with your family."

Ram Dass

Contributed by: Sharon

A Quote by elvesalien on alchemy, insouciance, light-heartedness, presence, open-mindedness, and resonance

"Before you leave this planet, change just one person's mind...Guess whose?"

elves alien

Source: big bang

Contributed by: opti-mystic

A Quote by Ragnar Redbeard on arete, vitality, now, presence, power, and social darwinism

Here and now is our day of torment! Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity... Choose ye this day, this hour, for no Redeemer liveth!

Ragnar Redbeard

Source: Might is Right: The Survival of the Fittest

Contributed by: dalaigoat

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on power of now, presence, pain-body, feeling, awareness, and awaking

Focus attention on the feeling inside you.
Know that it is the pain-body.
Accept that it is there.
Don't think about it - don't let the feeling turn into thinking.
Don't judge or analyze.
Don't make an identity for yourself out of it.
Stay present, and continue to be the observer of what is happening inside you.
Become aware not only of the emotional pain but also of "the one who observes," the silent watcher.
This is the power of the Now, the power of your own conscious presence.
Then see what happens.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power Of Now

Contributed by: Nowhawk

A Quote by Herman Hesse on river, siddhartha, herman hesse, time, and presence

"They have heard its voice and listened to it, and the river has become holy to them, as it has to me. "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future."

Herman Hesse

Source: Siddhartha

Contributed by: bythisriver

A Quote by Epicurus on god, faith, religion, evil, atheism, truth, reality, intelligence, presence, enlightenment, and motivation


If God is willing to prevent evil, but is not able to


 Then he is not omnipotent.


If he is able, but not willing

 Then he is malevolent.


If he is both able and willing

 Then whence cometh evil?


If he is neither able nor willing

 Then why call him God?

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

Source: The Riddle of Epicurus or Epicurean Paradox

Contributed by: dalaigoat

A Quote by Pema Chodron on presence, openness, and practice

If your everyday practice is open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing down, trusting that you can do that - then that will take you are far as you can go.  And then you'll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught.

Pema Chodron

Contributed by: MP

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on living in the moment, persistence, and presence

The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was a miracle.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: Quotable Women - A Celebration

Contributed by: Terrill

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on spiritual power, awareness, present, presence, and inner purpose

So be true to life by being true to your inner purpose. As you become present and thereby total in what you do, your actions become charged with spiritual power. P 269

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by David Whyte on life and presence

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb tonight.  The night will give you a horizon further than you can see. You must learn one thing. The world was meant to be free in. Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.

David Whyte

Contributed by: Kat

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