Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“Life can be found only in the present moment. If we are not truly ourselves, fully in the present moment, we miss everything.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The mastery of time is mindfulness, becoming aware, living fully in the present moment. Don't waste your time looking back on what you've lost. Time passes, that's life. You resist, but it makes no difference. But if you accept, then you're happier! Be present and move on... for life is not meant to be travelled backwards.
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
Remember what Brian Tracy said: "There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing."
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” ~ Barbara Bush
It's our loved ones that matter most in the world, so it's such a shame if we focus exclusively on work and neglect our home, especially if that is done to avoid taking responsibility for relationship problems within the family.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa
Life takes place right now, the only moment that truly exists, outside of memories and expectations. "There's no time like now," because creation happens in the Now.
“When I live lucidly I see that I am both mortal and immortal. The person I appear to be in time had a beginning and will come to an end. But the deep self isn't in time, just like a dreamer isn't in a dream.” ~ Timothy Freke
Most of us have this sense that our deep self is the same now as when we were much younger. We are a timeless awareness, witnessing our journey through this lifetime.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Acceptance of the Present Moment ~ by Stefanie Miller
Acceptance of the present moment is the only way we can experience true peace and contentment. We can continuously yearn for or be stuck in the past or anxious for what the future holds yet really when we come into the present moment we can be aware of what is available and truly experience life. Continues...