If it’s over, then don’t let the past screw up the rest of your life.
You invoke a new future
when you envision your past
in the light of your present.
I closed my eyes and turned my face into the cold wind. When I felt it swept along my skin there was no past. No future. Just now.
Nothing is but what is now
Banality is like boredom: bored people are boring people, people who think that things are banal are themselves banal.
Interesting people can find something interesting in all things.
Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment. It is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego.
There is surely nothing other than the purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue. We should live by being true to the purpose of each moment.
Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fulness and completion? Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence then this worship of the past? The centuries are conspirators against the sanity and authority of the soul. Time and space are but physiological colors which the eye makes, but the soul is light: where it is, is day, where it was, is night; and history is an impertinence and an injury if it be any thing more than a cheerful apologue or parable of my being and becoming.
We have eternity, beloved.”
“You may have eternity. I have only now.”
“But this is eternity.
Think of someone you care about and send loving thoughts in the present moment.