Quotes on Be Here Now

Intelligence is the capacity to be in the present. The more you are in the past or are in the future, the less intelligent you are. Intelligence is the capacity to be here-now, to be in this moment and nowhere else. Then you are awake. Rajneesh

The way you come to fully appreciate the infusion of the Spirit is to more and more come fully into the moment, where this moment is enough. Ram Dass

Be here now. It keeps us in a place of love, not fear. Alysia Reiner

Breathe and you dwell in the here and now, breath and you see impermanence is life. Nhat Hanh

Miniskirts have become quite a fad. They're even some guys wearing them. Don't laugh, if you had thought to of that, you'd not be here now. Bob Hope

Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic far beyond all we do here! And now, bedtime. Off you trot! J K Rowling

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. Rajneesh

Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now. Marcel Proust

If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present. Mairead Corrigan

When in haste, rest in the present. Take a deep breath and come back to here and now. Dan Millman

There is no reaching the Self. If Self were to be reached, it would mean that the Self is not here and now but that it is yet to be obtained. What is got afresh will also be lost. So it will be impermanent. What is not permanent is not worth striving for. So I say the Self is not reached. You are the Self; you are already That. Ramana Maharshi

We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, 'here and now' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank. Jose Ortega Y Gasset

I probably wouldn't even be here now if it weren't for chiropractic Merle Haggard

Create and preserve the image of your choice, George Harrison

Be. Here. NOW. Don't forget to breathe. When all else fails, grab a clown nose. Tom Bergeron

To him who has had the experience no explanation is necessary, to him who has not, none is possible. Ram Dass

Don't think about the past. Just be here now. Ram Dass

Remember, Be Here Now. Ram Dass

I'm not interested in being a "lover." I'm interested in only being love. Ram Dass

The most exquisite paradox; as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. Ram Dass

It is nearly impossible to be here now when you think there is somewhere else to be. Guru Gobind Singh

If you think you are free, there is no escape possible. Ram Dass

We're all just walking each other home. Ram Dass

It's all real and it's all illusory: that's Awareness! Ram Dass

Treat everyone you meet like God in drag. Ram Dass

Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama. Ram Dass

There is only one world; the world pressing against you at this minute. There is only one minute in which you are alive; this minute here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. Storm Jameson

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. Francis Schaeffer

... 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. Stephen Jay Gould

When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn't a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self. I had faith that I'm capable enough to handle any situation. There's peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and [that] I'm responsible. Brad Pitt

We are not to make the Torah into God Himself, nor the Bible into a "paper pope." The Bible is only the result of the Word of God. We can experience the return of the Word of God in the here and now, the perpetual return of the actual, living, indisputable Word of God that makes possible the act of witnessing, but we should never think of the Bible as any sort of talisman or oracle constantly at our disposal that we need only open and read to be in relation to the Word of God and God Himself. Jacques Ellul

Trust perfected is prayer perfected. Trust looks to receive the thing asked for and gets it. Trust is not a belief that God can bless or that He will bless, but that He does bless, here and now. Trust always operates in the present tense. Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses. Trust receives what prayer acquires. So, what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust. Edward Mckendree Bounds

I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action. Napoleon Hill

America has joined forces with the Allied Powers, and what we have of blood and treasure are yours. Therefore it is that with loving pride we drape the colors in tribute of respect to this citizen of your great republic. And here and now, in the presence of the illustrious dead, we pledge our hearts and our honor in carrying this war to a successful issue. Lafayette, we are here. Charles E. Stanton

When a tire blows, you simply accept that this is the here and now reality of your life. You've lost the tire, but that doesn't mean that you have to lose your peace and serenity. Now, serenely, begin to take the necessary steps in order the change the tire. Ken Keyes Jr.

You have to pull all your energy back to the present moment. And the moment the whole energy becomes a pool, here and now, the explosion of light happens and you are, for the first time, absolutely yourself - an eternal being, an immortal being, who knows nothing of death, who has never come across any darkness. Rajneesh

A mind that wants to wander around a corner is an un-wise mind. Now, is, be here now. George Harrison

Be Here Now is all about being present and not fearing what you don't know. Andy Whitfield

We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Ram Dass

You just never know with contract situations and the whole business side of it. I'm here now and I'm happy to be here now. The future will take care of itself. Darrelle Revis

The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody. Ram Dass

What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution. Ram Dass

Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it. Ram Dass

I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion-and where it isn't, that's where my work lies. Ram Dass

Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery. Ram Dass

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying. Ram Dass

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. Janet Morris

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. Michael Shermer

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. Billy Graham

There is nothing that you can do to change the present moment. It simply is. You may be able to change the situation one second, one minute, one hour, or one day from now, but there's absolutely nothing you can do to change the way things are right here and now. By not getting irritated you will be more effective in doing what needs to be done to change the situation for the next moment. Ken Keyes Jr.

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. Octavio Paz

The purpose of meditation is to create focus. It is about focusing your attention on your experience. The reason for focus: it allows you to be here now. Your only reality is This Moment, right here, right now. Peace is found in such awareness. Neale Donald Walsch

Wolf! Right here and now! Peter Straub

A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done. Ram Dass

As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is. Ram Dass

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. Leonard Jacobson

No matter what the situation is...close your eyes and think of all the things you could be grateful for in your life right now. Deepak Chopra

Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me. Ram Dass

Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me. Ram Dass

They used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us. Gandhi says create and preserve the image of your choice. The image of my choice is not Beatle George - those who want that can go and see Wings. Why live in the past? Be here now. George Harrison

Each new moment presents an opportunity for conscious choice. We can choose to let go of the past. We can choose to be here now. We can choose to accept responsibility for ourselves. . . . We can choose to awaken. Or we can choose to remain asleep and unconscious. Leonard Jacobson

It's only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control. Ram Dass

Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean. Ram Dass

Allow ourselves to do as Ram Dass said in his delicious phrase "Be Here Now." If you are here now you cannot fall into falsely constructed gender projections. Seamus Heaney

I thought the secret of life was obvious: be here now, love as if your whole life depended on it, find your life's work, and try to get hold of a giant panda. Anne Lamott

The most exquisite paradox... as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible. Ram Dass

Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together. Ram Dass

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight. Ram Dass

We're fascinated by the words-but where we meet is in the silence behind them. Ram Dass

Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise. Ram Dass

The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back. Ram Dass

The next message you need is always right where you are. Ram Dass

I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as a gift to other people so that one doesn't create more suffering. I help people as a work on myself and I work on myself to help people. Ram Dass

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. Ram Dass

Stop worrying about tomorrow. Stop thinking about yesterday. Mindfulness is to be here now, in the moment. Focus on this moment. Frederick Lenz

Love is most nearly itself When here and now cease to matter. Old men ought to be explorers Here or there does not matter We must be still and still moving Into another intensity For a further union, a deeper communion Through the dark cold and the empty desolation, The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters Of the petrel and the porpoise. T S Eliot

Happiness is yours in the here and now. The painful states of anxiety and loneliness are abolished permanently. Financial affairs are not financial problems. You are at ease with yourself. You are not at the mercy of unfulfilled cravings. Confusion is replaced with clarity. There is a relieving answer to every tormenting question. You possess a True Self. Something can be done about every unhappy condition. While living in the world you can be inwardly detached from its sorrows to live with personal peace and sanity. Vernon Howard

If my happiness at this moment consists largely in reviewing happy memories and expectations, I am but dimly aware of this present. I shall still be dimly aware of the present when the good things that I have been expecting come to pass. For I shall have formed a habit of looking behind and ahead, making it difficult for me to attend to the here and now. If, then , my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world. Alan Watts

In love, at one of its poles you find the personal, and at the other the impersonal. At one you have the positive assertion - Here I am; at the other the equally strong denial - I am not. Without this ego what is love? And again, with only this ego how can love be possible? Bondage and liberation are not antagonistic in love. For love is most free and at the same time most bound. If God were absolutely free there would be no creation. The infinite being has assumed unto himself the mystery of finitude. And in him who is love the finite and the infinite are made one. Rabindranath Tagore

Ignore your previous experience and go into the moment. Be Here Now. See what there is to work with right now in creating yourself anew. Life is an ongoing, never-ending process of re-creation. Neale Donald Walsch

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