A Quote by Paula Gunn Allen on belonging to history, archaic, re-create history, indians, and present

The Indians used to be the only inhabitants of the Americas, but times change. Having perceived us as belonging to history, they are free to emote over us, to re-create us in their history-based understanding, and dismiss our present lives as archaic and irrelevant to the times.

Paula Gunn Allen

Source: The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Pages: 151

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Darshani Deane on truth, life, present, and reality

Life passes quickly.  Enslaved by desire and fear, we dwell on the past and dream of the future, and we miss the whole point.  The point is the present.  That is all we have and that is all we are.  Past is memory.  Future is imagination.  Reality lies only in the now.

Darshani Deane

Source: Wisdom, Bliss and Common Sense

Contributed by: Nur

A Quote by Robert D. Kaplan on future, past, present, history, and knowledge

If a glimpse of the future is possible, it must come from an intimacy with the present clarified by the great works of the past. 

Robert Kaplan

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Alan Watts on present, future, gain, and the game

What we see as death, empty space, or nothingness is only
the trough between the crests of this endlessly waving ocean. It is all part of
the illusion that there should seem to be something to be gained in the future,
and that there is an urgent necessity to go on and on until we get it. Yet just
as there is no time but the present, and no one except the all-and-everything,
there is never anything to be gained--though the zest of the game is to pretend
there is.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Vintage), Pages: 131

Contributed by: Becky

A Quote by unknown on today, moment, present, and eternal now

"Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back."


Contributed by: Angelina

A Quote by Chenoa M. Smith on love, moments, present, past, future, all ways, and always

When you look around, there is always an explanation of love. This world runs on the love principle.  The past, present and future are all one moment.  There is always a chance to learn about love in every moment. 

Chenoa Smith

Source: Chenoa

Contributed by: Chenoa

A Quote by Lao Tzu on respect, self, tao, and present

The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on change, past, present, and future

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Contributed by: Athena

A Quote by William Shakespeare on hamlet, william shakespeare, now, moment, and present

If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come.

The readiness is all.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet

Contributed by: Kiev

A Quote by Morgan Freeman on stillness and present

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.

Morgan Freeman

Contributed by: Amy

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