Saturday, January 20, 2007



Life can be found only in the present moment.
The past is gone,
the future is not yet here,
and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment,
we cannot be in touch with life.


Our own life is the instrument
with which we experiment with the truth.


People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.
Why not try and see positive things,
to just touch those things and make them bloom?


Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.


The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.
If you are attentive, you will see it.


The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air,
but simply walking on this earth.
The NOW: Eckhart Tolle

35 comments:

Blessed said...

absolutely love that!!!!!!

Arti Honrao said...

Inspiring!


GBU
Arti

Enemy of the Republic said...

Where do you find this stuff? Amazing.

White Forest said...

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.
Why not try and see positive things,
to just touch those things and make them bloom?


just just beautiful thought!!
iff only everyone folllows this..there is going to be no negative things happening on this earth!

divya said...

beautiful..ya thats so true..can't the smile be the source of our joy!!
i promise i will try and live that lesson today!!

Robert Shapiro said...

Kuan, I want to compliment you on the beauty of your site and on the beauty of the messages you leave on the blogs of others.
I feel you are speaking from your heart and that it is your intent to touch most benevolently the hearts of others.
Goodlife.

Hope said...

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Wonderful reminder that we do indeed chose our path.

I've been struggling with my attitude lately, and have found that my scowl is indeed the source of my misery.

Shakhi said...

Its absolutely beautiful....you have put in words what I believe...life is really in the present on this moment and not in the past or future.....past has already moved away so there's really no meaning in thinking bout it, you can't change it now! and as for future...what will you get worrying bout something that's not here yet.... however hard u try..u can never know what it really would be like....

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." - Simply Beautiful and so true.....wish more people believed this....

Silent Waves said...

yeah, very meaningful. I try to think of this alwayz
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Libra Moon Goddess said...

"If we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."

Here! Here!... meaning NOW.

Thank You Kuan...
Libra Moon

Dave said...

Very tranquil! Very profound! Very enjoyable! Very thought provoking! Thank you! :-)

Keshi said...

PRESENT it is!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

PRESENT it is!

Keshi.

Kathleen said...

Wonderful Kuan...!

samuru999 said...

I have read his book...
The Now...amazing stuff!
Great post!

Thank you!
Margie

Janice said...

Came upon this blog from Keshi's blog...this is a beautiful, uncluttered, insightful and inspiring site.

"The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air,
but simply walking on this earth. The NOW:"...how truly beautiful and true these words are.

krystyna said...

Hi Kuan!
Thank you for this beautiful inspiring words. That is so very true!
All the best to you!

iamnasra said...

such beautiful words

Steve said...

Such a nice and truthful passage. The part about life as an experiment with truth is good.. also about focusing on the positive.. so good. Thanks!

my life.... said...

i love this post alot! i do agree with u that joy comes from within... and our life is like an instrument... different types of sound that echoes from the instrument depicts wide spectrum of our joy and woe...

Kuan Gung said...

different types of sound that echoes from the instrument depicts wide spectrum of our joy and woe...
Very nice my life!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you blessed and arti...

Kuan Gung said...

enemy...love your site and musings...always different and always interesting!

Kuan Gung said...

enemy...love your site and musings...always different and always interesting!

Kuan Gung said...

white forest...why does the negative at times seems to hold the most power, when conversely, the opposite is true? Thank you

Kuan Gung said...

I agree divya!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you for the kind words...robert...mine is fairly simple...warm greetings

Kuan Gung said...

hope, great thought, I believe it's the mind that is the cause, and soul waits patiently for the love and beauty of this world...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

shakhi...I agree with my whole being that you are correct...it's the practice that seems to get in the way sometimes...

Kuan Gung said...

Tank you dave....

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you Libra Moon...the great gift...the present!

Kuan Gung said...

silent waves...if we could force a smile at times...it would lift our spirits in an instant! Thank you

Kuan Gung said...

Warm greetings kathleen and keshi!
Nice to see you both!

Joy said...

This reminds me of a book I read once called "The power of now".

If only more people knew how to live in the present, this world
would be a better place.

Very beautiful! :)

trinitystar said...

Eckhart Tolle,
Gets right in there ... love his books. Living in the Now.
:o)