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I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
-- Maya Angelou

* There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
-- James A. Baldwin

* Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
-- Pearl S. Buck


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- Buddha

Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.
- Buddha

* The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
~ John Burroughs

* You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
-- Deepak Chopra

* "You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle."
-- Paulo Coelho

* “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”
-- W. E. B. DuBois

* I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
-- Albert Einstein

* Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
-- Albert Einstein

* With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Each moment of the year has its own beauty… a picture which was never seen before and shall never be seen again. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are always getting ready to live but never living. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

* "Be the change you want to see in the world."
-- Mohandas Gandhi

* The future depends on what we do in the present.
-- Mohandas Gandhi

* The future depends on what we do in the present.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

* Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld

* Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

* Working for peace in the future is to work for peace in the present moment.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

* Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
-- John Lennon

* The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
-- Abraham Lincoln

* Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
-- Thomas Merton

* This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet.
-- Barack Obama

* Be Here Now.
-- Ram Dass

* Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
-- Will Rogers

* I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.
-- Susan Sarandon

* Every person is the right person to act. Every moment is the right moment to begin.
-- Jonathan Schell

* Truth has no special time of its own.
Its hour is now - always.
-- Albert Schweitzer

* Set your sites on where you want to be, but focus on where you are now, and take each step, moment by moment. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

The key to living a 'better world lifestyle' is to set our sites on where we want to be, but focus on where we are NOW, and take each step, moment by moment. The past is past. The future will come when it comes. We are here in the present. We can learn from the past. Where we can, we can try to mend our relationships and do what we can to create a better world. But where there is nothing we can do, we have to let it go. We have to let ourselves live, free of the burdens of guilt, and regret and anger. We can plan for the future, but we must live in the present and let go of anxiety and worries about what might be. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

The first part of the Answer to the Question of the 'Meaning of Life' is about the way to truly Live. And that is to love and be loved by the people in your life with all your heart, and to seek to live in the Now – to strive to be present with them, and remember this mission and purpose through the struggles and the joy, and to share together the amazing journey of life. The second part is to see Life as more than your own life and your own time. To see that throughout time, humanity has shared a vision of ‘peace on earth’. And though it is an impossible dream, only a life lived in service to humanity – in honor of this shared goal – can help to validate the struggles of the 93 billion people who have lived and died, the 7 billion dreams of those alive today, and the hope of humanity to come. The third is to find a balance between the two – between living your individual life to the fullest, while striving to help humanity evolve to a higher consciousness of compassion, meaning and purpose.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

* You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry.
-- Henry David Thoreau

To be awake is to be alive.
-- Henry David Thoreau

* ...stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
-- Leo Tolstoy

* If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.
-- Kanye West

* Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
-- Oprah Winfrey

* Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
-- Oprah Winfrey

This is your moment. Own it.
-- Oprah Winfrey

* Doing the best at this moment
puts you in the best place for the next moment.

-- Oprah Winfrey

* The beginning is always today.
-- Mary Wollstonecraft



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