Category Archives: HERE AND NOW

“Thou shalt not submit thy god to market forces.” ― Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

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“In Mexico, dishes pile up in the sink just as fast as in the States, goddamn it.”

― Jason R. Koivu, Go Home, Oaxaca. You’re Drunk.

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Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly

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Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.

~Drew Barrymore

in a land without antiquities anticipation is all.

 

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“Some part of me can’t wait to see what life’s going to come up with next! Anticipation without the usual anxiety. And underneath it all is the feeling that we both belong here, just as we are, right now.” 

― Alexander Shulgin

A journey may be long or short, but it must start at the very spot one finds oneself.”

– Jim Stovall

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“You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.

Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.

You are not on your own path.

If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
your potential.”

― Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work

 

The mirror done broke and your life looking back at you from them sharp glass pieces.”

― Rita Leganski, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

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You are just now, here, neither coming nor going. Everything passes by you; your consciousness reflects it but it does not get identified. When a lion roars in front of a mirror, do you think the mirror roars? Or when the lion is gone and a child comes dancing, the mirror completely forgets about the lion and starts dancing with the child–do you think the mirror dances with the child? The mirror does nothing, it simply reflects. Your consciousness is only a mirror. Neither do you come, nor do you go. Things come and go. You become young, you become old; you are alive, you are dead. All these states are simply reflections in an eternal pool of consciousness.

-Osho [Chandra Mohan Jain]


Osho Live Zen, Volume 2, Chapter 16

Experience is the best teacher, but the tuition is high.

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“Do not resent your place in the story. Do not imagine yourself elsewhere. Do not close your eyes and picture a world without thorns, without shadows, without hawks. Change this world. Use your body like a tool meant to be used up, discarded, and replaced. Better every life you touch. We will reach the final chapter. When we have eyes that can stare into the sun, eyes that only squint for the Shenikah, then we will see laughing children pulling cobras by their tails, and hawks and rabbits playing tag.”

― N.D. Wilson, Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World

 

I have never cared about setting world records, or filling my boat with fish, or, for that matter, even catching fish. I go for the experience of spending six hours in the arms of the ocean, never thinking of a single thing except chasing fish.”

― Jimmy Buffett

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“You ever have the feeling you were in the wrong place? That if you could just get over the next hill, cross the next river, look down into the next valley, it’d all…fit. Be right.”

“All my life, more of less”

“All your life spent getting ready for the next thing. I climbed a lot of hills now. I crossed a lot of rivers. Crossed the sea even, left everything I knew and came to Styria. But there I was, waiting for me at the docks when I got off the boat, same man, same life. Next valley ain’t no different from this one. No better anyway. Reckon I’ve learned … just to stick in the place I’m at. Just to be the man I am.”

― Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold

Go to bed; tired is stupid.

― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

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“I now realize what Dorothy means in the final scene from The Wizard of Oz, when she says that if you have to look beyond your front door for your heart’s desire, perhapsit was never there to begin with. Maybe, like Dorothy, I should embrace the love right in front of me and not search for some elusive dream that never mattered in the first place.”

― Jodee Blanco, Please Stop Laughing at Me… One Woman’s Inspirational Story

“The difference between mad people and sane people . . . is that sane people have variety when they talk-story. Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over.”

― Maxine Hong Kingston, The Fifth Book of Peace

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“Meditation begins now, right here. It can’t begin someplace else or at some other time. To paraphrase the great Zen master Dogen, “If you want to practice awareness, then practice awareness without delay.” If you wish to know a mind that is tranquil and clear, sane and peaceful, you must take it up now. If you wish to free yourself from the frantic television mind that runs our lives, begin with the intention to be present now.

Nobody can bring awareness to your life but you.

Meditation is not a self-help program–a way to better ourselves so we can get what we want. Nor is it a way to relax before jumping back into busyness. It’s not something to do once in awhile, either, whenever you happen to feel like it.

Instead, meditation is a practice that saturates your life and in time can be brought into every activity. It is the transformation of mind from bondage to freedom.

In practicing meditation, we go nowhere other than right here where we now stand, where we now sit, where we now live and breathe. In meditation we return to where we already are–this shifting, changing ever-present now.

― Steve Hagen, Meditation Now or Never

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise ― Oscar Wilde

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“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose
the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution,
but more usually
we must do battle where we are standing.”

― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

The wind of God is always blowing… but you must hoist your sail. ― François Fénelon

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“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”

― J. Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

Reality continues to ruin my life.

― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

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“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”

― John Lennon