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The Power of Now Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Power of Now
  1. #1
    “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
  2. #2
    “Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
  3. #3
    “It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept - before they will forgive.”
  4. #4
    “You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, and inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.”
  5. #5
    “... the psychological condition of fear is divorced from any concrete and true immediate danger. It comes in many forms: unease, worry, anxiety, nervousness, tension, dread, phobia, and so on. This kind of psychological fear is always of something that might happen, not of something that is happening now.”
  6. #6
    “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly - you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.”
  7. #7
    “... after the initial euphoria has passed, there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships. They do not cause pain and unhappiness. They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you.”
  8. #8
    “Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”
  9. #9
    “Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”
  10. #10
    “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now.”

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  1. #11
    “As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.”
  2. #12
    “Nothing out there will ever satisfy you except temporarily and superficially, but you may need to experience many disillusionments before you realize that truth.”
  3. #13
    “There are two levels to your pain: the pain that you create now, and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and body. Ceasing to create pain in the present and dissolving past pain - this is what I want to talk about now.”
  4. #14
    “The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”
  5. #15
    “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”
  6. #16
    “You find God the moment you realize that you don’t need to seek God.”
  7. #17
    “Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body’s reaction to your mind — or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.”
  8. #18
    “Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are cause by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”
  9. #19
    “Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.”
  10. #20
    “‘Everything is shown up by being exposed to the light, and whatever is exposed to the light itself becomes light.’”
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