Various quotes on Fear.
"The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments." ~ Thich-Nhat-Hanh
"Being fully present as you make choices, will increase the choices you can make."
~ Chris W Metz
"When we are unaware of what we are looking for, we will never appreciate what we find." ~ Chris W Metz
"The average person looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness and talks without thinking." ~ Leonardo da Vinci
“Everything our life has been, or will ever be, is a result of how we consciously or unconsciously manage our present moments.”
~ Chris W Metz
Why is [the now] the most precious thing? Firstly, because it is the only thing. It’s all there is. The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the factor that remains constant. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. Secondly, the Now is the only point that can take you beyond the limited confines of your mind. It is your only point of access to the timeless and formless realm of Being. ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Suppose you are drinking a cup of tea. When you hold the cup, you may like to breath in, to bring your mind back to your body, and you become fully present. You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea. Only in the awareness of the present, can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup. Only in the present, can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy. If you are ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future, you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea. You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone. Life is like that. If you are not fully present, you will look around and it will be gone. You will have missed the feel, the aroma, the delicacy and beauty of life. It will seem to be speeding past you. The past is finished. Learn to let it go. The future is not even here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it. Worrying is worthless. When you stop ruminating about what has already happened, when you stop
worrying about what might never happen, then you will be in the present moment. Then you will begin to enjoy the joy in life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh