Putting more energy into our thoughts about past or future than is necessary distracts us from experiencing what is real. Life manifests only in the present.
Truth is simple, only you are complicated. Truth is here-now, only you are far away, lost in words, theories, systems and philosophies. Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh
God is always joking. Look at your own life – it is a joke! Look at other people’s lives, and you will find jokes and jokes and jokes. Seriousness is illness, seriousness has nothing spiritual about it. Spirituality is laughter, spirituality is joy, spirituality is fun! – Osho
Present moment is the only moment there ever is, all else are thoughts being experienced in the mind in the present moment. Now is the only reality, all else is either memory or imagination.
We have a tendency to think in terms of doing and not in terms of being. We think that when we are not doing anything, we are wasting our time. But that is not true. Our time is first of all for us to be. – Thich Nhat Hanh
Tomorrow, I will continue to be. But you will have to be very attentive to see me. I will be a flower, or a leaf. I will be in these forms and I will say hello to you. If you are attentive enough, you will recognize me, and you may greet me. I will be very happy. – Thich Nhat Hanh
Living in the present moment or “Now” doesn’t mean giving up the past or future at all, it simply means we should acknowledge them for what they are – thoughts being experienced in the mind in the present moment. Putting more energy into our thoughts about past or future than is necessary distracts us from experiencing what is real. Life manifests only in the present. Present moment is the only moment there ever is.
If you suffer it is because of you, if you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible, only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too. – Osho
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. Now is the only reality, all else is either memory or imagination. – Alan Watts