Here And Now Quotes

Here And Now Quotes by Catherine Ponder, Alan Moore, Richard Bach, Eckhart Tolle, Tricia Helfer, Friedrich Durrenmatt and many others.

The Here-and-Now demands attention, is more present to us. We dismiss the inner world of our ideas as less important, although most of our immediate physical reality originated only in the mind. The TV, sofa, clock and room, the whole civilisation that contains them once were nothing save ideas.
We think, sometimes, there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests… What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure… not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth!
All you realy need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.
I can certainly be my own worst critic and oftentimes forget to enjoy the here and now.
Humans need justice in the here and now and grace in the thereafter. Justice in the here and now is possible only without freedom,and grace in the thereafter only through the freedom of God.
Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.
Whatever be the means adopted, you must at last return to the Self, so why not abide as the Self here and now?
For Jesus, heaven and hell were present realities. Ways of living we can enter into here and now. He talked very little of the life beyond this one.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now … it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
Here and now was always where Tempus was, not off somewhere in the realm of Greater Good or Mortal Soul or Eternal Consequence. He’d lost the ability to determine greater good, if there was one; his mortal soul he‘d given up on long ago. And as for eternal consequence – he was its embodiment.
I know people who do a lot of drugs, and they keep thinking about things from the past and things ahead. But they’re not living right here and now.
One Harlem preacher likens us to the pink plastic spoons at Baskin Robbins: we give the world a foretaste of what lies ahead, the vision of the Biblical prophets. In a world gone astray we should be activity demonstrating here and now God’s will for the planet.
It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available-more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.
There is no heaven of glory bright, and no hell where sinners roast. Here and now is our day of torment! Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity! Choose ye this day, this hour, for no redeemer liveth!
Love is most nearly itself When here and now cease to matter.
It is not after we understand the truth that we attain enlightenment. To realize the truth is to live – to exist here and now.
You don’t want to get me started about apple martinis and the affect they have on my lovemaking. I might just throw you down and make some love to you right here and now.
Rick Fox
The secret of health for both mind and body is…live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The key to meditation is to exist one hundred percent in the here and now.
Don’t think about what you’ll tell people afterward. The time is here and now. Make the most of it.
To be here and now, you have to be in meditation, beyond mind.
Without Pentecost the Christ-event – the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus – remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect on. The Spirit of Jesus comes to dwell within us, so that we can become living Christs here and now.
The material body has a practical reality that is accessible. It is here and now, and we can do something with it.В However, we must not forget that the innermost part of our being is also trying to help us.В It wants to come out to the surface and express itself.
Left to itself the masculine imagination has very little appreciation for the here and now; it prefers to dwell on what is absent, on what has been or may be. If men are more punctual than women, it is because they know that, without the external discipline of clock time, they would never get anything done.
Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.
You are alive today, and no matter what your condition, make a mark here and now. Opportunity is at every moment, seizing it is pleasure.
Angelo Sotira
It’s not our past which most determines the possibilities open to us, it’s what we choose here and now to make happen in our present and future.
People are the stocks into which we are to invest our time … the best of all investments you can make is to help people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. You can make a commitment right here and now … I’m asking you today not to graduate but commence a new life for God every step of the way.
There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we’re not pawns, we’re not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us!
It is absurd to go away from the world while searching the Truth because it is in the world and inside the man here and now.
What we become as our lives evolve depends on the quality of our experiences here and now.
You truly do reap what you sow, so that makes it so important for us to learn to love each other in the here and now.
Here and now…breathe and relax…in battle and in life
The Greek word for sinning means to ‘miss the point;’ The point is eternal life which is here and now.
Hallelujah for the Heaven we have in our hearts with the Love of Jesus, His Spirit, and the Heaven we have in our Homes with each other and our love together and our work and service together for Him. It’s really a little bit of Heaven right here and now!
Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too, if you’re feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.
Today we all speak, if not the same tongue, the same universal language. There is no one center, and time has lost its former coherence: East and West, yesterday and tomorrow exist as a confused jumble in each one of us. Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once.
Life is the great indulgence – death the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life here and now!
Eternity will be wonderful, but there is one thing heaven will not contain, and that is the call, the possibility, and the privilege of living a supernatural life here and now by faith, before we meet Jesus face to face.
don’t you think between here and now we will see each other once or twice?
Life is in the here and now.
Either we meet it, we live it-or we miss it.
You can live in heaven right now. Heaven or hell is here and now; you don’t need to wait to die. If you take responsibility for your own life, for your own actions, then your future is in your hands, and you can live in heaven while your body is alive.
Let me state here and now that the black woman in America can justly be described as a ‘slave of a slave.
Frances M. Beal
God gives me hope that there is something greater than us, something better and bigger than the here and now, that can help us live.
It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now. When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies. We are seeing what is before us.
People who are rooted in the here and now, who are not defeated by their limitations, who don’t compare themselves to others, who confidently advance along their chosen path-such people are happy, such people are truly great.
And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here and now that Anglo and European do apply. Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds, so does much of the fiction.
Change the focus of the eye. When you have done that, then the end of the world as you formerly knew it will have occurred, and you will experience the radiance of the divine presence everywhere, here and now.
Three days: Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday, I know, Yet if the past were cancelled within the here and now, And then the future hidden, I could regain that Day, Which I, before I was, had lived in God’s own way.
Christians must return to the great story that has its fulfillment in life after death, so we may live and die well in the light of our extraordinary hope that enables us to embrace the ordinary lives God gives us here and now.
All the other religions I had ever read about dealt with the idea of God, and your relationship with God. Buddhism is the only religion that deals with man himself and the nature of the mind – how to deal with yourself and your condition, here and now, as opposed to having to deal with something outside yourself.
Instead of indulging in mere speculation, devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you.
It’s good to get your hands dirty a bit and to test how you see things at a given point. And it’s very pleasing after writing something likeAtonement‘ or ‘On Chesil Beach,’ which are historical, to get involved in some plausible re-enactment of the here and now.
Prayer is the center of the Christian life. It is the only necessary thing. It is living with God, here and now.
When you’re placed in a world where survival is the main focus, a lot of that other stuff, like wrongdoings in the past, become obsolete. You have to focus on the here and now. Yes, there is tension between the two of them.
Right here and now, one quanta away, there is raging a universe of active intelligence that is transhuman, hyperdimensional, and extremely alien… What is driving religious feeling today is a wish for contact with this other universe.
We wanted to premiere it in New York, because New York is sort of the home of the Jim Henson Company and it’s sort of the tone and flavor, always, of the puppet work that we’ve done traditionally. And that’s what brought us here and now we’re here.
And desires are never here and now – they are non-existential. They are just mental, in the mind. And they cannot be fulfilled because their very nature is to move into the future.
Play hard, work hard, love hard. . . .The bottom line for me is to live life to the fullest in the here-and-now instead of a hoped-for hereafter, and make every day count in some meaningful way and do something-no matter how small it is-to make the world a better place.
People who postpone happiness are like children who try chasing rainbows in an effort to find the pot of gold at the rainbows end…Your life will never be fulfilled until you are happy here and now.
A positive attitude goes a long way.В  Focus your energy on the here and now, and see how a happier you shines through.
You are to do the choosing here and now during this exciting and wonderful time on earth. Moral agency, the freedom to choose, is certainly one of God’s greatest gifts next to life itself. We have the honorable right to choose; therefore, we need to choose the right. This is not always easy.
Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him.
It’s a mean old world, but its up to us to make it heaven, here and now.
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The experience of Eternity right here and now, is the function of life.
The hour through which you are at present passing, the man whom you meet here and now, the task on which you are engaged at this very moment – these are always the most important in your whole life.
We have forgotten what rocks and plants still know – we have forgotten how to be – to be still – to be ourselves – to be where life is here and now
I’ve never been a size zero, let me say that here and now. I’ve never been that sort of person.
History is either a moral argument with lessons for the here-and-now, or it is merely an accumulation of pointless facts.
We apply our effort to be mindful, to be aware in this very moment, right here and now, and we bring a very wholehearted effort to it. This brings concentration. It is this power of concentration that we use to cut through the world of surface appearances to get to a much deeper reality.
Spiritually speaking, everything that one wants, aspires to, and needs is ever-present, accessible here and now – for those with eyes to see.
The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest light to all the world.
The difficult thing about practice isn’t learning to sit for an hour, or sit for a weekend, or go on a three-month retreat, as hard as those things are. The difficult thing is to pay attention to what is happening right here and now.
The here-and-now mountain
is a tiny piece of a piece of straw
blown off into emptiness.
Sometimes we believe that happiness is not possible in the here and now, that we need a few more conditions to be happy. So we run toward the future to get the conditions we think are missing. But by doing so we sacrifice the present moment; we sacrifice true life.
Plots and character don’t make life. Life is here and now, anytime you say the word, anytime you let her rip.
It is not possible to be honest in the here and now when you continue to discount and minimize your childhood experiences.
Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That’s the present moment. The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real–the here-and-now. Seize the day.
Yesterday you were thinking about today because then it was tomorrow; now it is today and you are thinking about tomorrow, and when the tomorrow comes, it will become today- because anything that exists, exists here and now, it cannot exist otherwise.
I’m talking about: Are we competing today, every minute, in everything we do in practice. Are we letting loose and daring to be great here and now? And can we sustain that? And repeat it. Trophies are great, but we’re trying to win forever.
The past is no more; the future not yet. Nothing exists except the here and now. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at our hands.
The iron heart that does not bleed The iron wing that does not break They exist, here and now
What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call “here and now,” and you are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing… The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep-down you is the whole universe.
If we live in the here and now, each moment is a surprise, every instant a new wonder. But it often fails to work this way. Onto the present we superimpose our expectations and opinions, based on the past or future. We meet someone, and we already anticipate what he/she will be like and what they will say.
. . . Action always happens in the present, because it is an expression of the body, which can only exist in the here and now. But the mind is like a phantom that lives only in the past or future. It’s only power over you is to draw your attention our of the present.
… many folks take them seriously because they just ‘know’ that evolution can never be seen in the immediate here and now. In fact, a precisely opposite situation prevails: biologists have documented a veritable glut of cases for rapid and eminently measurable evolution on timescales of years and decades.
We live like Heaven already, a little bit of Heaven right here and now! What could we have more?-Only more of the same and better!
Live every second, Here and now . Don’t let go, Before it’s to late
Tantric Zen leads to illumination and fun right here and now, which is why I like it.
If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.
Something about the howling of a wolf took a man right out of his here and now and left him in a dark forest of the mind, running naked before the pack.
Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic far beyond all we do here! And now, bedtime. Off you trot!
When you are here and now, sitting totally, not jumping ahead, the miracle has happened. To be in the moment is the miracle.
She wasnt exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way.
SUCCESS is not about HERE and NOW. you must pass the TEST OF TIME. the litmus test is FIFTY YEARS from now. SUCCESS is SUCCESSION.
Producing a film is more unfamiliar territory. Although producing an album and overseeing artists is a task within itself. But film is unfamiliar territory so, here and now, that’s more difficult.
To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now.
To every instant there is a correspondence in something outside time. This world here and now cannot be followed by a Beyond, for the Beyond is eternal, hence it cannot be in temporal contact with this world here and now.
In heaven we will sing free of all the shame, sickness and sorrow that we encounter in the here and now.
It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress, it’s your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now. You can choose to be peaceful right here and now. Peace is a choice, and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
The witness is always in the here and now and it lives in each instant of living. To be in the witness is to listen with a still heart, with a waiting, open soul, without clinging, without opinions.
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When you read the Bible, you must think that here and now, God is speaking with me
Eternity isn’t some later time. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.
All we have is here and now. That’s why procrastination feels so right. Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution.
Utopia is in the moment. Not in some future time, some other place, but in the here and now, or else it is nowhere.
Our life is whatever we are encountering right now, and our practice is shikantaza, which is literally ‘just sitting.’ More broadly it means to put our energy into settling everything in our world here and now, where we really live.
Practice is this life, and realization is this life, and this life is revealed right here and now.
The more horrible this world (as today, for instance), the more abstract our art, whereas a happy world brings forth an art of the here and now.
Attention is the intention to live without reservation in the here-and-now.
The Self is here and now, it is the only Reality. There is nothing else.
Billy Graham is for the hereafter. I’m for the here and now.
In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present – the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity.
The peculiar thing is that, in focusing only on the here and now, Buddhism seems to despise the world.
In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us.
The first doorway (or chakra) is what I call in the book, the Doorway of Safety. This doorway relates to feeling safe in life and being present in the here and now. It’s only when we are really grounded and safe that we’re able to relax and open up our hearts.
Your real life is in the here and now. Once you figure out what kinds of experiences cause you to feel certain ways, you can change either the experiences, or when that’s not possible, change your responses to them.
G. Alan Marlatt
The past cannot remember the past. The future can’t generate the future. The cutting edge of the instant right here and now is always nothing less than the totality of everything there is.
We’re not playing some minor game in Scientology. It isn’t cute or something to do for lack of something better. The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology.
If I find here and Now unacceptable, I have three choices:
1-Totally accept it.
2- Change it.
3-Remove myself from the situation.
That is taking responsibility for my life.
What are you going to do? Are you going to keep looking backwards, full of anger, resentment and unfulfilled desire. Or are you going to be here now. Because everything is available for you in the here and now. Love, compassion, silence, bliss and Oneness.
I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
The brightest minds in our field have been trying to find a definition of science fiction for these past seventy years. The short answer is, science fiction stories are given as possible, not necessarily here and now, but somewhere, sometime.
I take full responsibility here and now for everything I experience, for it is my own programming that creates my actions and also influences the reactions of people around me.
Each time you take a mindful step you are back in the arms of Mother Earth and are reminded of your true sweet home in the here and now.
Let me say here and now that faith has never done me any good, only doubt. So that is what has become my testament.
That is the basic pattern of this kind of meditation, which is based on three fundamental factors: first, not centralizing inward; second, not having any longing to become higher; and third, becoming completely identified with here and now.
A poem is a frozen moment
melted by each reader for themselves
to flow into the here and now.
Hilde Domin
Any claims on the truth in my pictures are only to be answered in the sense that a particular event did in fact happen and did take place in the here and now.
This world is so wonderful, so Unthinkable and Ungraspable.
What are we touching right here and now?
Soen Nakagawa
Keep your hope in the Lord and your eyes focused on the hope of Heaven, not just on the here and now.
I accept myself completely here and now and consciously experience everything I feel, think, say and do (including my emotion backed addictions) as a necessary part of my growth into higher consciousness.
The more attached we are to a vision of the future, the less present we are to what is actually trying to emerge here and now.
Peter Merry
We need to learn to live in the here and now; this moment is the best moment. Live it fully.
To live in the present, we must deeply believe that what is most important is in the here and now.
Impatience makes us get ahead of ourselves, reaching out for something in the future and not really being content with where we are, here and now.
Do not allow your dreams of a beautiful world to lure you away from the claims of men who suffer here and now. Our fellow men have a claim to our help; no generation must be sacrificed for the sake of future generations.