presence

A Quote by Navajo Blessing on blessing, prayer, presence, and now

Before me peaceful.  Behind me peaceful.  Under me peaceful.  Over me peaceful.  Around me peaceful.

Navajo Blessing

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Henry Miller on mystery, attention, presence, present awareness, and awareness

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificient world in itself

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on love, future, power, essence, loving, relationship, daphne, rose kingma, presence, joy, and inspiration

The future of love is true love, a great, sweet love that isn’t pain but joy, not small, but vast, not personal but spiritual. This is where we are going; this is our true destination. Our relationships are creating themselves in wild, new, beautiful, and terribly upsetting forms. They are creating demanding experiences that are necessary for us to expand as human beings and as spirits. All our relationships are in the process of melting, if not from without – as the form of marriage itself is dissolving – then from within, where we ourselves are melting down.

The soul is shifting our relationship focus from form to content, from rigidity to flexibility, from containment to expensiveness, from our emotional needs to love.

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on love, future, power, essence, loving, relationship, daphne, rose kingma, presence, joy, and inspiration

The truth is that we have all come from love, but our relationships have often been a detour from love… Love is the river, each human being a droplet of water, and together, in spite of our fears and resistance, we are returning to love, melting and flowing toward home. We’re all looking for more love. It’s that simple. In the end, nothing else really matters to us. In the beginning and in the middle, we’re connected with the forms of our relationships, what they look like, what our parents think of them, how they stack up in the eyes of the world, and whether we’re getting our share of the goodies: sexually, emotionally, and financially.

But in the end, we won’t care about the forms. The forms will be as multitudinous as the stars and all that will matter is the love that was in them. No one can escape the divine upheaval of love. I haven’t; you won’t; our neighbors and strangers and family won’t either. Love is coming to find us. All of us. Because love is our essence. Love is who we are.

~ Daphne Rose Kingma, "The Future of Love" ~

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on love, future, power, essence, loving, relationship, daphne, rose kingma, presence, joy, and inspiration

Love is a mighty power. It is light. It is the energy of life. It brings us into life and sustains us while we live and breathe. Love is an energy, not a substance. It is essence, not matter. You can’t contain it; you can't put it in a box, but you can feel it, taste it, and know it. Its presence is unmistakable. It is exquisite and profound. And when you are in love, nobody, not your best friend, your parents, or even your own parents, or even your own mind can talk you out of it.
~ Daphne Rose Kingma, "The Future of Love" ~

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on love, future, power, essence, loving, relationship, daphne rose kingma, presence, joy, and inspiration

Love is mysterious and beautiful. It makes us happy, gives us hope, allows us to believe that the impossible can happen. And yet, it's inexplicable. It can't be defined or analyzed, catalogued or priced. Its premier property is that when it exists, it can never be mistaken for anything else, and nothing else, no matter how worthwhile or supposedly grand, can ever be passed off as love.

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love, Pages: The Future of Love

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on love, future, power, essence, loving, relationship, daphne, rose kingma, presence, joy, and inspiration

Relationships are the endless interplay of this vast energy of love and all that occurs in our daily human lives. Our desire to feel this love forever, to be in love always, to repeat and endlessly recapture this ecstatic luminous feeling day by day, year after year, with the person who first inspired it in us is not only why we ‘fall in love’ but also why we choose “to have relationships.” It is also why, when our relationships go sour or grow threadbare, we reminisce about the way they once were. We want to reconnect with love. Our greatest desire is to have our relationships return us again and again to the transforming and beautiful experience of the love that first inspired them and brought them into being. We live to love.
~ Daphne Rose Kingma, "The Future of Love" ~

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Ken Wilber on ken wilber, grace and grit, timeless, presence, self, and time

The Self doesn't live forever in time, it lives in the timeless present prior to time, prior to history, change, succession. The Self is present as Pure Presence, not as everlasting duration, a rather horrible notion.

Ken Wilber

Source: Grace and Grit : Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber, Pages: 103

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Peter M. Senge on presence, self, transcendence, and intentionality

The birth of the de-centered self can be profoundly disorienting, it is transcendental and often involves a heightened sense of awareness and connection. The analytical 'localized' self can find it fragile, frightening and impossible to grasp...There is a sense of being present to what is seeking to emerge, with intentionality. If you follow your nature enough, if you follow your nature as it moves, if you follow so far that you really let go, then you find that you're actually the original being, the original way of being. The original being knows things and acts, does things in its own [intuitive?] way. It actually has a great intention to be itself, and it will do so if you just let it

Peter Senge

Source: From Presence, via: http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2006/09/26.html

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Kent Nerburn on present presence, presence, and attention

When you are here, you are here.  When you are gone, you are gone.  It isn't a problem to be gone, so long as you are really here when you're here.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder, Pages: 40

Contributed by: HeyOK

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