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There exists only the present instant...
by Meister Eckhart

There exists only the present instant...
a Now which always and without end is itself new.
There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow,
but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as
it will be a thousand years hence.
- Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

 

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.
- Meister Eckhart

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
- Meister Eckhart

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Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.
- Meister Eckhart

Words derive their power from the original word.
- Meister Eckhart

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
- Meister Eckhart

Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off;
he is always standing close at hand,
and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.
- Meister Eckhart

What we plant in the soil of contemplation,
we shall reap in the harvest of action.
- Meister Eckhart

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing,
detachment.
- Meister Eckhart

One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand
persons who have mastered only the contents of books,
but no one can get anything out of life without God.
- Meister Eckhart

If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not
be filled thereby but only with himself.
- Meister Eckhart

The more we have the less we own.
- Meister Eckhart

The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.
- Meister Eckhart

A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice.
- Meister Eckhart

The outward man is the swinging door;
the inner man is the still hinge.
- Meister Eckhart

What a man takes in by contemplation,
that he pours out in love.
- Meister Eckhart

The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.
- Meister Eckhart

God expects but one thing of you, and that is that
you should come out of yourself in so far as you are
a created being made and let God be God in you.
- Meister Eckhart

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light,
so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
- Meister Eckhart

To be full of things is to be empty of God.
To be empty of things is to be full of God.
- Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you,
it will be enough.
- Meister Eckhart

The knower and the known are one.
Simple people imagine that they should see God as if
he stood there and they here.
This is not so.
God and I, we are one in knowledge.
- Meister Eckhart

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.
- Meister Eckhart

A human being has so many skins inside,
covering the depths of the heart.
We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves!
Why, thirty or forty skins or hides,
as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's,
cover the soul.
Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
- Meister Eckhart

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which
God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity...
But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this,
that it should take place in me.
- Meister Eckhart

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful.
We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube
than exists in the entire world today.
- Ralph Merkle

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
- David Hume

All things appear and disappear
because of the concurrence of causes and conditions.
Nothing ever exists entirely alone;
everything is in relation to everything else.
- The Buddha

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes,
packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners,
and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
- Paul Sweeney

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?
In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
- Woody Allen

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

The idea of Jewish unity, of a plan,
an organization,
unfortunately exists only in the brains of Hitler and Streicher.
- Stefan Zweig

Education is important because, first of all,
people need to know that discrimination still exists.
It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.
- Alexis Herman

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.
The learned usually find themselves equipped to live
in a world that no longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists...
in the loved one, perfection.
- Sidney Poitier

But it is a fact that within Jewry there exists a sect
which engaged in these murders.
- Julius Streicher

The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this
watch exists and has no watchmaker.
- Voltaire

As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack,
it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life
exists immediately beneath its surface.
- Robert Falcon Scott

Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance
for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help,
and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy.
- Stafford Cripps

If love means that one person absorbs the other,
then no real relationship exists any more.
Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love.
The integrity of self is gone.
- Ann Oakley

But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world
exists altogether independently of us.
- Alan Watts

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
- Pablo Picasso

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise
relationship to the size of his paycheck.
- Adam Clayton

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature,
and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
- Baruch Spinoza

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be
no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
- Georges Bernanos

The themes Poe used were universal and timeless.
As long as the English language exists at all,
we will be able to appreciate what he did.
It will not age!
It will not become dated!
- John Astin

The whole profit of the issuance of money has provided
the capital of the great banking business as it exists today.
- Frederick Soddy

Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective:
it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Standards of beauty are arbitrary.
Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques
don't match our own beliefs about how we should look.
- Martha Beck

What exists outside is a man's concern;
let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
- Aeschylus

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space;
everything else is opinion.
- Democritus

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is,
in my opinion, a form of optimism.
- Roberto Rossellini

Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs
and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment
of serious diseases although many of them were created
with the same technologies.
- Paul Berg

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people
in themselves in the world.
Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11,
unfortunately it's gone.
- Andrea Corr

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion,
some place, in the air.
All I must do is find it, and copy it.
- Jules Renard

Terrorism, too, must be excised wherever it exists,
which will take years, and which can't happen without
the total commitment and the everyday involvement of the American people.
- David Hackworth

What is more important in a library than anything else -
than everything else -
is the fact that it exists.
- Archibald MacLeish


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