Apr 23 2015

Empowering Quotes #101

Published by at 5:11 pm under Empowering Quotes


Present moment - roadsThis Empowering Quote is by the author, Jim Bishop.

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

There are other variations on this theme such as: “Life is lived in the present. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is yet to be. Today is the miracle”, by an unknown author. The point is, we can only experience this moment… the Now.

Eckhart Tolle wrote a book titled The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. He even wrote a companion book titled Practicing the Power of Now. I guess this shows how much emphasis he places on the present moment.

That really isn’t surprising when you think about it. Our habitual thinking is all about the past and the future. Unless we make a concerted effort, we are rarely in the Now. As our author states, it’s difficult to live in the present, but it is the only place that anything ever happens. All thought about what has happened or what might happen is past or future and there’s absolutely NOTHING we can do about it.

Living in the Now has huge benefits when we recognize that we are creative beings. And creation can only ever take place in the present moment. It may manifest in a future present-time moment, but the creation can only come Now.

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