The world we see ……

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~William James

Zen Quote

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu

The Pendulum Clock

The
pendulum
clock
swings
past
present
future
then
back
present
and
back
to
past
then
to
present
to
future
and
on
and
on
and…

Past

The distinction between the past,
present and future is only a
stubbornly persistent illusion.

-Albert Einstein

Look not mournfully into the past ….

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Zen lives in the present

Zen lives in the present. The whole teaching is: how to be in the present; how to get out of the past which is no more and how not to get involved in the future which is not yet, and just to be rooted, centered, in that which is.

– Osho

Rebecca Beard

We should have no regrets. We should never look back. The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it.

Rebecca Beard