The Present Moment Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About The Present Moment

#1. There is one undeniable truth about our body: it only exists in the present moment. - Author: John Kuypers
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#2. I think to be an amazing actress, you have to be present, you have to be in the moment and not thinking about other things. - Author: Tamera Mowry
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#3. No matter how happy I had been in the past I do not long for it. The present is always the moment for which I love. - Author: Jamaica Kincaid
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#4. Time is made of moments.
The present is today.
New day and new grace.
Today is my precious time on earth. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#5. present moment holds the key to liberation. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#6. Sit down right now. Give me this moment. Write whatever's running through you. You might start with "this moment" and end up writing about the gardenia you wore at your wedding seven years ago. That's fine. Don't try to control it. Stay present with whatever comes up, and keep your hand moving. - Author: Natalie Goldberg
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#7. When you make the present moment, instead of past and future, the focal point of your life, your ability to enjoy what you do and with it the quality of your life increases dramatically. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#8. Stressful energy arises when you think some future moment is more important than the present moment, and the doing becomes only a means to an end. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#9. If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#10. Meditation is really quite simple. All we have to do is embrace each experience with awareness and open our hearts fully to the present moment. When we are completely at ease with our own being, the ripples of awareness naturally spread out in all directions, touching the lives of everyone we meet. - Author: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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#11. Be present, from moment to moment, right in the middle of the real stream of time. That gives you spiritual security. That is why in Buddhism we don't try to escape from impermanence; we face time itself in our daily living. - Author: Dainin Katagiri
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#12. No one can or will ever feel your pain as much as you. Forgive yourself for the past, seize the gift of the present moment. - Author: K.J. Kilton
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#13. Time that is spent dwelling on the past will surely continue in your present moment - and the future. - Author: Michelle Cruz-Rosado
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#14. When you beat a drum, you create NOW, when silence becomes a sound so enormous and alive it feels like you're breathing in the clouds and the sky, and your heart is the rain and the thunder. - Author: Ruth Ozeki
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#15. The ghost of a smile appeared on her face. Learn to love the moment you are in. Treasure your experiences, for precious moments too quickly pass you by, and if you are always rushing toward the future, or pining for the past, you will forget to enjoy and appreciate the present. - Author: Colleen Houck
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#16. You can miss an experience by obsessing over how to contain it. - Author: Gina Greenlee
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#17. Eating mindfully is a most important practice of meditation. We can eat in a way that we restore the cookie of our childhood. The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#18. The animal lacks both anxiety and hope because its consciousness is restricted to what is clearly evident and thus to the present moment: the animal is the present incarnate. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#19. Things sometimes go our way and sometimes they don't. All we can do is apply ourselves to our profession, giving our very best effort but emotionally letting go of the outcome. Why? Because if we obsess about an outcome, we cannot possibly honour the present moment. - Author: Christopher Dines
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#20. If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient, but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future. - Author: Therese De Lisieux
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#21. In sitting on the meditation cushion and assuming the meditation posture, we connect ourselves with the present moment in this body and on this earth. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#22. If I could only teach you one thing about the world, it would be to Appreciate and be as present as possible in every moment. Take everything in and try and learn from it. No matter how tangled things get, there is always a lesson to be learned in the untangling of those things. - Author: Bethany Brookbank
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#23. The most heartbreaking thing of all is how we cheat ourselves of the present moment. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#24. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#25. It is when you are really living in the present-working, thinking, lost, absorbed in something you care about very much, that you are living spiritually. - Author: Brenda Ueland
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#26. Road accidents, psycho killings, plane crashes abound - we don't know which day will be our last, so why not make today the happiest day and be thankful for all that we have? - Author: Maddy Malhotra
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#27. When we are aware, we step into the moment which is outside of time. - Author: Belsebuub
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#28. Don't get caught in "Waiting". When I 'Get This' then I will be able to fully 'Live'. Escape the time dominant mind by fully being here 'NOW'. - Author: Matthew Donnelly
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#29. In 'The Plato Papers' I wanted to get another perspective on the present moment by extrapolating into the distant future. So in that sense, there's a definite similarity of purpose between a book set in the future and a book set in the past. - Author: Peter Ackroyd
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#30. The Bisy Backson is always going somewhere, somewhere he hasn't been. Anywhere but where he is. - Author: Benjamin Hoff
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#31. The present moment contains past and future. The secret of transformation, is in the way we handle this very moment. - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#32. What I find compelling is the moment in which people realize, with suffering and pain, that in the past there was a time when they were happy, because back then the present and the future coincided - they were one and the same thing. - Author: Paolo Sorrentino
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#33. Seneca describes this in an extraordinary passage, in which he astutely observes that most human suffering relates to rumination about the past or worry about the future, and that nobody confines his concern to the present moment. - Author: Anonymous
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#34. The only way you can rise above your troubles is too force your mind ... to stay in the present moment. The pass will haunt you & the future may worry you but right now at this very moment, you're alive ... so anything is possible! - Author: Timothy Pina
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#35. The meeting of two eternities, the past and future ... is precisely the present moment. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#36. Some people say it is hard to live in such a way, being completely one with the present moment. Of course, it is not hard. The opposite is hard. Not being one with life is hard, and that is how most people live. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#37. Children have a way of forcing you back into the present moment. - Author: Lorna Luft
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#38. Alas, it is just a single image - an extended moment perhaps. Unlike a biography, a portrait cannot present the many differing moments that make up a personality. - Author: Burton Silverman
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#39. Life happened in the past. Life will happen in the future, but life is happening at this moment. Live in this moment. Seize this moment! - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#40. One of the main discoveries of meditation is seeing how we continually run away from the present moment, how we avoid being here just as we are. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#41. All that exists is the present moment - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
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#42. I remember the past, and I learn from it. I rejoice and celebrate in the present, and I re-imagine the future. Now is the moment that never ends. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#43. The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible in-between. But there is still time to seize that one last fragile moment. - Author: J. Michael Straczynski
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#44. I think the same way about theatre, you go out there and you are creating a world for a moment that can actually have a real impact on people, present some kind of story that gives you something to think about when you walk away, feeling enriched - if it works out well. - Author: Jeffrey Jones
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#45. Being present is being connected to All Things. - Author: S. Kelley Harrell
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#46. It is exciting to write about the present once one gets beyond the trivia of the moment. As a time to live in, as a time to think about, the present is intriguing. - Author: Vikram Seth
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#47. Meditation is a way of slowing down so as to descend into the depths of yourself in the present moment, where God lies waiting to grant you a deep experience of your eternal oneness with God. - Author: James Finley
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#48. As long as you're fully present in what you're doing at the moment, you're doing it. - Author: Vanessa Paradis
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#49. You gotta live in the moment. I don't care what you've done in your life, it has nothing to do with what you're gonna do or what you can do. The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift-that's why they call it the present. - Author: Mike Ditka
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#50. We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment - Author: Chanakya
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#51. Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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#52. Boredom is a sign that you're detached from your own bodily experience and aren't living in the present moment. - Author: Georg Feuerstein
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#53. I have no time to look back. My heart is dancing in the present moment feeling the joy of life. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#54. Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#55. You and I move through time like a flame on a string. The ashes behind are the past, consumed, unreachable. The string ahead is the future. But the only moment we inhabit, the only moment where we can act, is the present, the point where the flame burns, the point where time touches eternity. - Author: Brandon Mull
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#56. You don't have to wait until you get to the top of a mountain, to enjoy the view. - Author: Eleanor Brownn
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#57. One of the greatest evils of the day among those outside of prison is their sense of futility. Young people say, What is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time; we can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment. - Author: Dorothy Day
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#58. Don't search for the moment, let it be revealed. - Author: Matthew Donnelly
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#59. Live in the present moment, you can't go back to yesterday, you can't leap into tomorrow, Today is your second, minute, hour! Embrace It! - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
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#60. The feeling or emotion of happiness or joy is always momentary, but it's only your imaginations, that extend your momentary happiness, for some more time. - Author: Roshan Sharma
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#61. Mindfulness is continuous undisturbed awareness of the present moment. Fully aware of here, and now, we pay attention to what is happening right in front of us, we set aside our mental and emotional baggage. To be mindful we have to re-train our mind. - Author: Natasa Nuit Pantovic
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#62. Focus on the present moment. Stay in the moment. - Author: Tony Horton
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#63. The circle is a reminder that each moment is not just the present, but is inclusive of our gratitude to the past and our responsibility to the future. - Author: Kazuaki Tanahashi
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#64. We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention continuously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie making. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#65. The more emphasis we put on wanting things to change, the more unpeaceful we will be. The more emphasis we put on accepting and having gratitude for 'What is' the closer we are to arriving at Nirvana. - Author: Matthew Donnelly
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#66. Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities. - Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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#67. Don't wait to be successful at some future point, have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#68. Chronocanine Envy:
Sadness experienced when one realized that, unlike one's dog, one cannot live only in the present tense. As Kierkegaard said, Life must be lived forward. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#69. When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously, even if it's just gratitude for breathing, gratitude for the aliveness that you feel in your body. Gratitude is there when you acknowledge the aliveness of the present moment. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#70. What is the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear - and we must learn how to overcome fear. - Author: Brian Weiss
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#71. A woman is more than the sum of her parts. So I had an opportunity to present some work at the White House. I chose not just to talk about the sky, the planet, love or heartache. I wanted to actually be there, to place a mark on that moment. - Author: Jill Scott
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#72. Every moment of our life belongs to the present only for a moment; then it belongs for ever to the past. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#73. The Present Is Not The Past And It Is Not The Future. The Present Is The Present Moment! The Present Is Right Now! - Author: Spencer Johnson
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#74. Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#75. You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#76. If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply. - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#77. There is natural ignorance and there is artificial ignorance. I should say at the present moment the artificial ignorance is about eighty-five per cent. - Author: Ezra Pound
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#78. There is no bad.. nor good.. there just is.. and that is the present moment. How does that look.. depends on where you are along the journey.. Blink.. and the perception can change. - Author: Jonathan Bailey
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#79. I find often I'm wandering around the park with my kids, and I notice something, and I think, 'Oh, I could come up with a clever Facebook post about that.' It's like, 'Wait a minute - that's not what I should be thinking. I should be present in the moment with my kids.' - Author: Marshall Curry
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#80. One lives in the very present moment; lives intently. There is no urge to be doing: being is the highest good. - Author: Patrick O'Brian
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#81. Our appointment with life is in the present moment. If we do not have peace and joy right now, when will we have peace and joy? - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#82. For every moment that is past, the angel of death keeps taking the part that is dead and we keeping living in the present. The parasite wants us to carry the past with us and that makes it so heavy to be alive. - Author: Miguel Ruiz
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#83. Live in the moment and be present in all that you do. Don't worry yourself with what happened yesterday or what's going to happen tomorrow. Stay focused with what's in front of you. - Author: Michael Trevino
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#84. Because if the manifestations that happen in the present moment are beautiful and good, their continuation in the future will be also good and beautiful. - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#85. From the moment America went full-on industrial, it seems like it's been a steady path towards people never having to be physically present in order to satisfy their needs. - Author: Steven Weber
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#86. Being a director, whether you're in rehearsal or you're in auditions or you're in a creative meeting, is so much to me about being present in the moment. There's a sense of time stopping. - Author: Diane Paulus
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#87. Touching the present moment, we realize that the present is made of the past and is creating the future. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#88. With your Christmas-Day-will-never-arrive-soon enough salivations, you anticipate the moment when, like voracious cub lions, you'll rip open the wrapping paper and feast off your every delicious present. - Author: Carew Papritz
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#89. Not truly living in the present moment and later regretting is like closing your eyes when a peacock is dancing, only to want to see it dance once it is gone.-RVM - Author: R.v.m.
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#90. An emotionally locked person refuses to let go of their sad memories and live in the now. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#91. Our right hemisphere, it thinks in pictures and it learns kinesthetically through the movement of our bodies. Information ... explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, smells like and tastes like, what it feels like and what it sounds like. - Author: Jill Bolte Taylor
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#92. When you define yourself based on things you have done, in order to maintain that self-image you must constantly look away from the present moment, as you search for a means of self-understanding through past experiences. - Author: Chris Matakas
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#93. My existence shrank from an arrow of light pointing into the future forever to a speck of light that was the present moment. I got better at living in that point of light, making the world into that point. I paid close attention to it. I loved it very much. - Author: Sarah Manguso
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#94. Imagine for a moment your own version of a perfect future. See yourself in that future with everything you could wish for at this very moment fulfilled. Now take the memory of that future and bring it here into the present. Let it influence how you will behave from this moment on. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#95. I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#96. He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment. - Author: John Wesley
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#97. The prospect of future lives in remote heavens as a compensation for the inadequacy of our present lives is a bad tradeoff for losing out on the present. - Author: Francis Harold Cook
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#98. Can you do it today? The notion of just trying to take each day as it came. The commitment to the present moment, and only the present moment, without worrying about the big and daunting picture of all the days that followed. - Author: Andie Mitchell
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#99. Do not wait for the future to be happy. You are happy now, or you are not. - Author: Alan Cohen
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#100. The criteria for success: you are free, you live in the present moment, you are useful to the people around you, and you feel love for all humanity. - Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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