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It is a very useful practice just to take one's time

It seems all too easy for modern life to become one continuous rush tainted with frustration and a feeling that there is never enough time to do anything with care and sensitivity. So it is a very useful practice just to take one's time. The truth is that if we can take pleasure in what we do and be mindful, we will find we have more time. Our relationship with time itself can change. Time becomes full of life rather than second by second stealing our life away.

~ from REFLECTIONS ON EVERYDAY LIFE by Paramananda

Return a culture to a sense of sacred time

Return a culture to a sense of sacred time
and you will find that you can live
in a world that renews itself.

~ David La Chapelle

Early morning dew

Early morning dew
sparkling for a span of time
silently absorbed.

~ Ann M. LaVallee

Have you also learned that secret from the river

Have you also learned that secret from the river — that there is no such thing as time? ...the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the water-fall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere, and...the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future.

~ from SIDDHARTHA by Herman Hesse
Siddhartha
By Hermann Hesse

Don't worry

Don't worry.
How many roads did Saint Augustine follow
before he became Saint Augustine?

~ "Don't Worry" by Mary Oliver
Felicity: Poems
By Mary Oliver

The speed of daily life cheapens your inner wisdom

When you center the inner realities, your sense of time, depth, and truth changes...Don't let the shallowness and speed of daily life cheapen your inner wisdom.

~ Penney Pierce

My name is I AM

My name is I AM...
When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets,
it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I WAS.
When you live in the future with its problems and fears,
it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I WILL BE.
When you live in this moment, it is not hard. I am here.
My name is I AM.

~ Helen Mallicoat
Listen for the Lord
By Helen Mallicoat

Timeless moments

When, living in the present in profound attentiveness, we experience "timeless moments" of radical present and Presence, we come very near to God.

~ from TO EVERYTHING A SEASON by Bonnie Thurston

Oriented from moment to moment to what is in the timeless

God requires us to be oriented from moment to moment to what is in the timeless, and not to be stuck with our thoughts and fantasies of blaming and self-pity and the belief that the past is responsible for our present problems. What is needed is to understand life in the dimension of the timeless, where everything becomes meaningful and self-revealing.

~ from SELF-TRANSCENDENCE by Thomas Hora
Self-Transcendence
By Thomas Hora
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