Focus now

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

Buddha

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Life is never not now

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one.

But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

Eckhart Tolle

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We are sick!

We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the ilussion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.

Alan Watts

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Presence

As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve.

Eckhart Tolle

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Your life happens right now

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

And that’s a revelation for some people: to realize that your life is only ever now.

Eckhart Tolle

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Enjoy the moment

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Live in the present

Today I will live in the moment.

Unless it’s unpleasant in which case I will eat a cookie.

Cookie Monster

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