Best 368 of Presence quotes - MyQuotes
Joseph P. Kauffman
We are only able to disrespect, mistreat, and harm one another when we forget that the other person is us; when we only see the objects of form, and not the subjective Consciousness that lies within. Lust, greed, violence, selfishness—all arise from perceiving others in terms of their individual differences, seeing them only as bodies, and what we can get from them as bodies, rather than acknowledging the Being that lies within the body.
The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it. Somone makes a promise, and then they break it. A play gets good notices, and then it folds. A marriage looks strong, and then they divorce. For a while there's no war, and then there's another war. If you get too upset about it all, you become a stupid, unhappy person—and where's the good in that?
Do not waste your presence where your absence will not be missed
Joseph P. Kauffman
We only suffer when we falsely identify with the objects that arise in our awareness, rather than with the awareness itself—when we identify with our thoughts, with our emotions, our personal history, and the many stories we tell ourselves. When you reconnect to your source—the essence of your being, the pure and impartial witness—you become free from all of the troubles of the material world; free from the world of form. You no longer feel the desire to cling to forms or depend on them for your happiness. Instead, you are free to enjoy form, free to let form be, and free to allow all forms to come and go as they please. All forms are impermanent and changing, but your consciousness, being formless, is eternal, and exists regardless of the forms that it gives life to.
Joseph P. Kauffman
You are not limited to this body, to this mind, or to this reality—you are a limitless ocean of Consciousness, imbued with infinite potential. You are existence itself.
If you don’t practice presence, you never learn how to have busyness facilitate accomplishment.
The wonder of life is in presence, it’s not in the scenery that happens to be showing up. That’s why you can be looking at the Grand Canyon and feel miserable, or you can be looking at trash blowing down the street and feel ecstasy. The wonder, the ecstasy, the joy, the beauty is in the quality of the looking. It’s in the presence. If you’re looking at the Grand Canyon and thinking that you’ve wasted your whole life, you’ll probably feel miserable. If you’re looking at trash in the gutter and you’re totally present and open and not caught up in thinking, you’ll feel wonderfully alive.
We are great magicians. We can magnify the magnificence of a moment with the magic of our minds. Our thoughts can make us see the 'extra' in the ordinary.
Sometimes, I miss you with an intensity not even your presence can fulfill
Your greatest path of influence is love.
Be loyal to the present moment and your life will make sense.
Michael Bassey Johnson
When your absence is felt, your presence is the essence and it makes a difference.
Om is the presence which steals away. It steals away the ordinary mundane existence of strife, struggle and duality; it steals away anxiety, aggression, fear, grief and sorrow; it steals away the debris of anger, hatred, confusion and ignorance, to fill us with the nectar of joy, immortality and life eternal.
Wake up. If your eyes are sleeping then wipe them gently. You need to be awake for this. It is a matter of life and death. Wake up! If your mind is sleeping then shake it quickly. You need to be awake for this. It is a matter of life and death. Wake up, I said! If your heart is sleeping then beat your chest! You need to be awake for life! You need to be awake for love! It is a matter of living and being alive.
Now I am aware. I am presence.
without presence of love -heart is virgin within vast eternity
What is life energy? Where does it come from? We may never know. It is a mystery that the mind can never comprehend. This poem is about sunshine. Furthermore, it is about you, me and sharing the gift of life. I enjoy the sunshine How about you? However, its true significance is often forgotten. Do you remember? It is possible to experience it now; in this moment. This is because you have always known that it is there. It is life. Awaken and allow it to shine. You may say...okay but the sun is not always shining. This is indeed an odd thing to say. What then? Where is the sun on a cloudy day? It is always there; don’t you feel it? It is a light that glows very bright. It is a vibrating frequency. This energy is not only out there. It is here now; in you. The mind can not understand. However often it may try. There beyond the mind is the one that knows. The warmth of this energy is always felt. We are engulfed in its beauty. Likewise, we are always bathing in its caress. The intensity is strong. It is as if my heart will explode. These are the moments of divine awareness. This is the moment when I am peaceful; serenity abounds. A cloud may appear; even in a moment that is so clear. But the sunshine; this energy will shine through. Be active, be aware; feel what is always there. We are very lucky. A human being...this is what we are; that is a fact. However, you and I are so much more then that. The face in the mirror masks your true self. We are ultimately this energy. It is here, there and everywhere. This is a priceless treasure. It is life. It is within our body, heart and soul. We are to love. It is to be shared. Enthusiastically, we should be in love with life. This is my wish to you. I hope that you are joyfully alive. I offer you love. Indeed, you inspire me. You are my Sunshine. We are of spirit. Its essence can always be felt Therefore, let it shine. Living can be so wonderful. Awaken and experience the sun. We only need to share, care and forgive. Loving life is to love each other. The details will soon be forgotten. This is a human-made world. However, it has gone rotten. To live is to love and to give is to get. This is the one that should never be forgotten. We are each of this one spirit. This energy of life is the link that unites us.
Live for today. Not yesterday, and not tomorrow. Live now.
The details of my thoughts bled into thin pieces of paper, spread across miles to touch hearts of the people; who've lost their truest homes- themselves.
Being totally inclusive is essential for the outcome to possess any true value
Big Love and More Light! XxMwaaahhhhXx
Don’t fear the future or regret the past but celebrate the present.
You deserve to feel whatever you want to about an experience you’ve endured from your past. But by replacing what you tell yourself about what happened to you means that you don’t have to keep reliving the unpleasantness or pain over and over again in your mind.
Did I live? The human world is like a vast musical instrument on which we play our individual part while simultaneously listening to the compositions of others in an effort to contribute to the whole. We don't chose whether to engage, only how to; we either harmonize or create dissonance. Our words, our deeds, our very presence create and leave impressions in the minds of others just as a writer makes impressions with their words. Who you are is an unfolding narrative. You came from nothing and will return there eventually. Instead of taking ourselves so seriously all the time, we can discover the playful irony of a story that has never been told in quite this way before. -- Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs
In the external reality, an action is required for the manifestation, but in the internal reality, all you need is your presence. Just with the inner presence, things begin to unfold.
Presence is not an object. It is the openness that beholds it all.
The presence you create is the presence you command.
Louisa Thomsen Brits
Things sing when they reach a certain degree of presence. -Thomas Moore
Past and Future exist in the mind. They exist in the outside world. The mind is shaped by the physical world. Past and future however do NOT exist within the body. Because the present moment is all that you have and will ever be able to experience from within. Presence is how you fully exist. Internal (No-mind, no-time, awareness) is how you fully exist.
Swami Dhyan Giten
Working with people from awareness means to be available. It means to respond with the truth in the moment. It means to respond to the moment in a way that creates a fragrance of love.
Mercy reflects the presence of the Lord in your heart and your life.
Our culture reasons that because we fell there is not enough time, we should increase our pace, multitask, and fit more into our already overbooked days. But even though it is counterintuitive to popular wisdom, perhaps the more effective response to the limits of time is to live more fully in the moment, to savor it and expand it.
Cindee Snider Re
Maybe it's less about what we can do than about how much we can love. More about walking with others through the pain than seeking a solution for the pain. Maybe presence is our greater purpose.
The oneness of life is not just a word; it is the totality of being within this moment.
God’s power and love don’t fade, nor does His presence, but we cannot tap into it as fully when we don’t have praise and worship toward Him in our heart
The one that looks beyond the mind knows there is only one truth to find. There among the highs and lows, in and outs and ups and downs remains a stillness every unbound.
To be the body-mind or not to be the body-mind, this is the question.
I have noticed a trend in premature deaths in the people that I know and the presence of streetlights outside of their homes.
Being hypnotized by content is a disease.
Living on the verge is not about doing more, but about being more. It isn’t about achieving more; it’s about experiencing more. It’s not about being someone different, as there ’s no “better version of you” on the horizon. Everything you’re searching for is available to you in this moment. Everything you need is right here on the verge.
When you Concentrate on the mistakes of others Concentrate on what you don’t have Concentrate on why you can’t be happy Concentrate on the past Concentrate on the future Concentrate on what’s wrong with this very moment How can you be happy?
Frank M. Wanderer
The Wanderer will stop when they recognize the activities of the mind and refuse to follow it any longer. The Wanderer realizes that with the help of the mind they will not be able to surpass the mind. The Wanderer will experience that stopping is the inactive moment of the mind, the silence between thoughts. In that silence, the Wanderer will experience the Consciousness without forms, and recognize that he or she is in fact the Presence without thoughts.
Joseph P. Kauffman
You cannot be aware of yourself, for you are awareness itself. How can a witness witness itself? That is like trying to see your own eyes without a reflection, or cut a knife with the tip of its own blade—it is impossible. The subject can only observe the object; it cannot make an object out of itself. But by the very act of observing, you indirectly know yourself as the observer, as the subject. No witnessing of the witness is needed to prove its existence.
Swami Dhyan Giten
Presence is the capacity to be present for another person with an open heart and to be grounded in our inner being. It is to be present for another person as a supporting light, as a supporting presence – and simply to be present with another person can help.
Please do not allow the wildfires in your mind to consume your awareness of this moment beyond its content. You are responsible for the mind and not the other way around.
You cannot see someone unless you are willing to listen to them.
If your presence doesn't make an impact, your absence won't make a difference.
Joseph P. Kauffman
You are not a small and unimportant creature confined to the form of this physical body, contrary to popular belief. At the core of your being you are pure awareness, and this awareness is the same source from which everything in the Universe arises, exists as, and returns to. Consciousness is the dimension of yourself that you have forgotten you are, and of which you long to return to.
Ses’ach L’ru!” Came the slightly muffled chorus. This was Ruminarii for ‘Hail the Captain.’ Marsh’k sat down on his seat of office. It made a muted and rather obscene noise as he sank into the seat and the device registered his presence.
The key to discovering presence depends on your ability to observe yourself and releasing all demands placed on the moment at hand.