One quote that really gets to me

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Mariposa
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One quote that really gets to me

Post by Mariposa » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:41 am

Hi All!! I am here to share the following with you guys, not sure, but I think it's from A New Earth.
Do you treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle to be overcome?

Do you feel you have a future moment to get to that is more important than this one?

The now is as it is because it cannot be otherwise.

Can you feel how painful it is to stand internally in opposition to what is?

What does it feel like when you don't want to be where you are?
My reaction to the second line is always: "Busted! :mrgreen: "

Peace.

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Re: One quote that really gets to me

Post by ZenDrumming » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:14 am

Very nice quote. I also find myself doing that all the time. I even sometimes notice that I'll "plan" a time later on to be aware and in the moment. As in, "right now I'm wrapped up in the mental stuff, but later when I have some tea I'll shift my attention to the present moment." It's pretty humorous when I type it out like this, actually :D

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Re: One quote that really gets to me

Post by jan-sandahl » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:52 pm

Nowprocrastination.

Mariposa
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Re: One quote that really gets to me

Post by Mariposa » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:44 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Re: One quote that really gets to me

Post by lakeswimr » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:43 am

Good one!

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Re: One quote that really gets to me

Post by psirotta » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:50 pm

Part of the quote at least is from "Stillness Speaks", just FYI.

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Re: One quote that really gets to me

Post by RaurosFalls » Thu May 16, 2013 5:33 am

ZenDrumming wrote: As in, "right now I'm wrapped up in the mental stuff, but later when I have some tea I'll shift my attention to the present moment."
I do this all the time. It seems inconceivable to me that I could stay aware of my inner body, for example, while doing other things for a prolonged period of time. I always "forget", so to speak.

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Re: One quote that really gets to me

Post by ConsciousStudent » Thu May 30, 2013 5:14 pm

Amazing quote


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