Category Archives: PRESENT

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence. Robert Lynd (1879 – 1949)

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You are daydreaming about the future because you have not tasted the present. Start tasting the present. Find out a few moments where you are simply delighting. Looking at the trees, just be the look. Listening to the birds, just be a listening ear. Let them reach to your deepest core. Let their song spread all over your being.
~ Osho
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A cup of tea would restore my normality. Douglas Adams

 

 

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933), Saturday 15 September 1928,

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I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.”
“Unfortunately,” said Hodge, “we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing.

― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

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   Lee Emmett, Australia
 
HIGH TEA

‘give me beverage,’ says mrs average
‘make mine green tea,’ responds mcphee
‘coffee’s my drink,’ asserts dolly pink
‘fuchsia and lemon,’ quips jack devon
‘who wants apple cake?’ asks lambert lake
‘or strawberry jam tart?’ adds doris dart
‘scones and cream cheese,’ mad simon pleads
‘chocolate meringue,’ smiles su-lin chang

 

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“If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.”

 

– Buddhist proverb

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

 

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”

― Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina

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The hardest person to awaken is the person already awake. –

– Tagalog (Filipino)

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“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”

― Eckhart Tolle

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

― Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

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Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.

Robert J. Furey

It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.

Erma Bombeck

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“For the first time the magnitude of what he had undertaken came home to him. How could you communicate with the future? It was of its nature impossible. Either the future would resemble the present, in which case it would not listen to him: or it would be different from it, and his predicament would be meaningless.”
― George Orwell, 1984

A stumble is not a fall.

Proverbs from Haiti

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“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle

Fairytale is the land of dream. But if that dream traps you inside, time will slip away without you knowing.” ― Vania Parahita

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“Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

“False hope is a dangerous tool to employ” ― E.J. Swift, Osiris

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“Writing and drawing are very therapeutic, but they are also an excellent manifestation tool. I teach my clients to draw what they want, or to write a story about it to bring the manifestation forward into the present.”
― Alice McCall, Wellness Wisdom – Inspired by One Woman’s Journey with Breast Cancer

Curses on the garlic ragout!

― Anonymous, The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights

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“But, look, it is good to have a dream so long as you do not let it gnaw at the substance of your present. I have seen men consumed by their dreams, and it is a sour business. If you cling too tightly to a dream—a poodle bitch or a personal sausage chef or whatever—then you miss the felicity of your heart beating and the smell of the grass growing and the sounds lizards make when you run through the neighborhood with our friend. Your dream should be like a favorite old bone that you savor and cherish and chew upon gently. Then, rather than stealing from you a wasted sigh or the life of an idle hour, it nourishes you, and you become strangely contented by nostalgia for a possible future, so juicy with possibility and redolent of sautéed garlic and decadent slabs of bacon that you feel full when you’ve eaten nothing. And then, one fine day when the sun smiles upon your snout, then the time is right, you bite down hard. The dream is yours. And then you
chew on the next one.”

― Kevin Hearne, Hammered

a thousand nows the busy hummingbird in the garden

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Our tiny but beautiful friend, the Hummingbird, is the totem for Clarity.

“For those who confuse you, recognize that their confusion is theirs and your clarity is yours.”

― Barbara Marciniak, Family of Light: Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Living

You fiddle lucker!’ she cried.

― Scott Westerfeld, So Yesterday

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“When the fiddle had stopped singing Laura called out softly, "What are days of auld lang syne, Pa?"
"They are the days of a long time ago, Laura," Pa said. "Go to sleep, now."
But Laura lay awake a little while, listening to Pa’s fiddle softly playing and to the lonely sound of the wind in the Big Woods,…
She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

“This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.” Rainer Maria Rilke

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”

 Essential Rumi

This too shall pass.

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Life is here represented as full of cares. Man is shown to be selfish in his own sorrows, with little room in his heart to sympathize with the sorrows of others. He is nevertheless told to accept the world as it is, to avoid extremes, never to be over- elated or depressed, and to enjoy the present while he may, remembering that youth is short, and that

" Whose life with care is over-cast That man’s not said to live, but last."

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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If a child shoots an arrow that reaches the top of a tall palm tree, then it must be that an elderly person carved the arrow for him. Nigeria.

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In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past

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