time

The orphan boat of my heart

The orphan boat of my heart
Crosses the unsteady, undulant
Ocean of Time.

~ Ping Hsin

Another turn of the wheel of Time

The announcement of autumn comes in
Silence. Listen!
The atmosphere is muted. Listen!
The yellow, red, gold-brown leaves rustle,
A few green ones peak here and there.
They tell of another season gone
... another season coming.
Another season of blustery cold winds,
snow and ice. A time with only
the peep of the sparrow.
Another turn of the wheel of Time.
Another turn of the wheel of our lives.

~ "Autumn" by Arpie Shelton

All things are accomplished through waiting

All things are accomplished through waiting.  Time is the vehicle.  If we perseveringly maintain a correct attitude, the force of inner truth is able to work.  It penetrates gradually to all that needs to be influenced.  To rush anything, or impatiently force results, only causes setback.  At best we achieve surface reforms that in time revert to the same problems.  Steadfast waiting -- working sincerely to hold correct principles -- leads to slow but permanent changes for the better.

~ Carol K. Anthony
Guide to the I Ching
By Carol K. Anthony

To see a world in a grain of sand

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flow,
Hold Infinity in the palms of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

~ "Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake

Eternal life is theirs who live in the present

If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration, but timelessness, eternal life is theirs who live in the present.

~ Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
By Ludwig Wittgenstein

Giving ourselves in prayer a chance to realize that we have what we seek

The whole thing boils down to giving ourselves in prayer a chance to realize that we have what we seek. We don't have to rush after it. It was there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us. There is in all this a sense of the unfolding of mystery in time, a reverence for gradual growth.

~ Thomas Merton

The secret heart of time

The secret heart of time is change and growth.
~ John O'Donohue

Non-action is accepting life and not forcing it

Non-action is accepting life and not forcing it: being aware of the ebb and flow of the seasons, aware of the spirituality of all things, aware that in the great abundance of the God-Force, there is no time. It is knowing when to act, and not acting until you know. You can wait forever if you have to. You are eternal... It is being the silent person who is moving relentlessly toward and away from restriction -- towards your goal, one step at a time.

~ from SILENT POWER by Stuart Wilde
Silent Power
By Stuart Wilde

You can't change the past

You can't change the past
But you can ruin the present
By worrying about the future.

~ Anonymous
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