Time goes from present to past. — Shunryu Suzuki
Almost everything comes from almost nothing.
Time is but the space between our memories; as soon as we cease to perceive this space, time has disappeared.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
Life is short. We don't have much time to gladden the hearts of those who walk this way with us. So, be swift to love and make haste to be kind.
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. — Henri-Frédéric Amiel
If you're going to try, go all the way.
If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift.
All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.
Nobody can save you but yourself. You will be put again and again into nearly impossible situations. They will attempt again and again through subterfuge, guise and force to make you submit, quit and/or die quietly inside. Nobody can save you but yourself and it will be easy enough to fail so very easily but don’t, don’t, don’t. just watch them. Listen to them. Do you want to be like that? a faceless, mindless, heartless being? Do you want to experience death before death? Nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it. Think about it. Think about saving your self.
The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable. Charles Bukowski
Just like the front and the back of the hand, being and action are distinct yet inseparable.
Consider that all accomplishment is constituted by a series of resolved breakdowns.
At all times and under all circumstances, we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Ride the horse in the direction it's going. — Werner Erhard
Fall in love with some activity, and do it!
Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.
All the time you're saying to yourself, 'I could do that, but I won't,' — which is just another way of saying that you can't.
We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
Of course, you only live one life, and you make all your mistakes, and learn what not to do, and that's the end of you. — Richard P. Feynman
Be in control of your time.
What you want in life is to be in control of your time. You want to get into a leveraged job where you control your own time and you’re tracked on the outputs.
If you do something incredible to move the needle on the business, they have to pay you. Especially if they don’t know how you did it because it’s innate to your obsession or your skill or your innate abilities, they’re going to have to keep paying you to do it.
If you have specific knowledge, you have accountability and you have leverage; they have to pay you what you’re worth. If they pay you what you’re worth, then you can get your time back—you can be hyper-efficient. You’re not doing meetings for meetings’ sake, you’re not trying to impress other people, you’re not writing things down to make it look like you did work. All you care about is the actual work itself.
When you do just the actual work itself, you’ll be far more productive, far more efficient. You’ll work when you feel like it—when you’re high-energy—and you won’t be trying to struggle through when you’re low energy. You’ll gain your time back.
Forty hour work weeks are a relic of the Industrial Age. Knowledge workers function like athletes—train and sprint, then rest and reassess.
Death is always close by. It is almost like your shadow. You may be aware, you may not be aware, but it follows you from the first moment of your life to the very last moment. Death is a process just as life is a process, and they are almost together, like two wheels of a bullock cart. Life cannot exist without death; nor can death exist without life. Osho
You have never happened before. And you are not going to happen again.
He has no other time; his only time is now, and his only place is here. He does not hanker for anything.
Try to live with the part of your soul which understands eternity, which is not afraid of death. And that part of your soul is love.
When tomorrow comes then tomorrow will take care of itself.
There is something in the soul which cannot die, which cannot be affected by death.
When tomorrow comes then tomorrow will take care of itself. Osho
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me.
There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.
When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
Let the beauty we love be what we do. Rumi
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion.
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.
Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
You are awareness, disguised as a person. — Eckhart Tolle
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.
Your soul is not in your body; your body is in your soul.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
There is no greater freedom than the freedom to be what you are now. Allan Watts
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