HOW TO STAY IN THE NOW – HAPPINESS SKILLS

HOW TO STAY IN THE NOW – HAPPINESS SKILLS
Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOW TO STAY IN THE NOW – SKILLS ESSENTIAL FOR HAPPINESS
HOW TO STAY IN THE NOW
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This is a tricky business, but an essential
skill to have if you wish to be happy.

I’ll quote a few people from different paths
and different centuries – on this subject.

‘THE GREAT WAY IS EASY FOR HE WHO HAS
NO PREFERENCES.” 6th patriarch of zen

“ WHAT IS IT THAT YOU LACK THAT MAKES
YOU WALK BACK AND FORTH SO?”
(Master sitting in a big bird’s nest in a tree, at a
crossroads, shouting down at the people going to
town and back.)

“THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO BUT WHERE
YOU ARE.” Johnny Rock
(After hitchhiking ten thousand miles)

“BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM.”
Jesus Christ
(And then they threw rocks at him, saying.
“Blasphemy!”)

“AT THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING
WORLD, THERE THE DANCE IS.”
T.S. Eliot

“TO LIVE, TAKING THE TIMELESS OUT OF
TIME, THIS IS THE OCCUPATION
OF THE SAINT.” T.S. Eliot

“THE PAST DOES NOT EXIST. THE FUTURE DOES
NOT EXIST. ONLY THE PRESENT EXISTS.
AND THE PRESENT, WITH ITS MANY DAWNS,
IS A CONTINUOUS BIRTHING.”

Words of Heraclitus, cheerfully rewritten by
Walker Ballantine

“ WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE SHALL YOUR
HEART BE ALSO.” Jesus Christ

“THE HERO OF MY BOOK IS TIMELESSNESS”
(Henry Miller, “The Tropic Of Cancer”)

“WHEN THE LAKE OF THE HEART BECOMES
PEACEFUL AND CALM, THE REFLECTION
OF THE ORDINARY MAN BECOMES THE
REFLECTION OF A SAINT.”
Anonymous

Posted by W.G. Milne

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