Thoughts on living life in the present moment

blackeyed susaWhat if we realized that this moment is the only moment we are living?

What if we stopped our thinking of past and future and instead observed this one moment fully?

What would our lives be like and what would our world be like?

shasta daisyThere are many great thinkers and writers over the years who have talked about the impact of being aware in the present moment. They speak far more eloquently than I do.

Today I am sharing their thoughts with you, illustrated by some beautiful moments of our world.

I wish for you deep enjoyment of these moments.

oregon flower You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell

oregon flowersRealize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle
It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
Eckhart Tolle

forest flower garden Drink your tea slowly and reverently as if it was the axis on which the earth revolves . . . slowly, evenly without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

we are born again Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters.

flower in Oregon The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh

not a weedWhen you clean the floor with love, you have given the world an invisible painting.

a beautiful world To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

wildflowers in OregonBe happy in the moment; that is enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
Mother Teresa

oregon flowers by shaunLife is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to LIVE AS IF THERE WERE NONE.”
Albert Einstein

the beauty of the universe in a flowerIf you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present moment.
Lao Tzu

breathe in the flowerBreathing in . . . I calm body and mind.
Breathing out . . . I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh

May your day and your evening be filled with a thousand fully aware moments.

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