Present Moment Quotes

Quotes About Being in the Moment

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"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
-- Buddha

One of the true sources of happiness and health, as the Buddha discovered more than 2500 years ago, is the ability to be in the present moment. In truth, reality only exists right now—it's as close and accessible as our breath—and this awareness heals suffering caused  by past regrets or future fears. Research shows the many physical benefits of learning to be in the moment—from lower blood pressure to reduced levels of stress and anxiety. But the spiritual benefits, explored by modern teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, Byron Katie—and even Bill Cosby—are many. Read more than 20 wise and inspiring quotes on being in the present moment.