The 08/06/13 Joy Jar

6 Aug

Moi takes public transportation all over Seattle. She thinks, watches people and sometimes writes. Public transportation is really an exercise in being ‘present in the moment’ no matter what is going on around one. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is being ‘present in the moment.’

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams

The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
Emmet Fox

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Thich Nhat Hanh

God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.
Evelyn Underhill

There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham Maslow

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