Being (quotes)

Being is simply being present in the moment, beyond thought, not trying to get anywhere…

  • We don’t have in our culture a healthy understanding and respect for the value of Being, which is simply being present in the moment, not trying to go somewhere, not trying to accomplish anything but, just present. Shakti Gawain
  • Just be. Just being in the moment in this place is the deepest practice of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh
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… letting everything be exactly as it is

  • Awareness or spirit simply means a beingness, a sense of aliveness which transcends all of our form. This awareness is totally inclusive. It is a state of being where everything is okay simply the way it is. Adyashanti
  • Let this moment be as it is
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It is beingness that your soul is after…

  • Your soul doesn’t care what it does for a living – and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you’re being while you’re doing whatever you’re doing. It is a state of beingness the soul is after, not a state of doingness. Neale Donald Walsch
  • Though the soul is not a thing, it is our beingness, that which gives us being. So its presence and absence are visible.  Its presence manifests in being awake, attentive, energetic, alive.  It is the spark of life.  It is absent or dampened when we lack vitality, elan, energy.  It is the true self we are seeking in all our explorations, and yet it is not somewhere “out there” but right here now, underneath the false roles we’re always casting ourselves in. Gabrielle Roth
  • Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being. Dale E. Turner
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… for beingness is the essence of who you are – your true nature

  • Presence is the original state before the universe was born. In every being, the essence of being itself is present as presence. Eckhart Tolle
  • Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. Eckhart Tolle
  • What you are is the beyond—awake and present, here and now already. I am simply helping you to realize that. Adyashanti
  • Be aware of the stillness that follows the I Am. Sense your presence, the naked, unveiled, unclothed beingness… Eckhart Tolle
  • The nature of light is to shine. The way of the river is to return home to its sea. The essence of human is being. Chad Christopher Cobb
  • Being is the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death. However, Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature.  Eckhart Tolle
  • The philosopher Descartes believed that he had found the most fundamental truth when he made his famous statement: “I think, therefore I am.” He had, in fact, given expression to the most basic error: to equate thinking with Being and identity with thinking. Eckhart Tolle
  • Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind. Eckhart Tolle
  • You are a human being. What does that mean? Mastery of life is not a question of control, but of finding a balance between human and Being. Mother, father, husband, wife, young, old, the roles you play, the functions you fulfill, whatever you do — all that belongs to the human dimension. It has its place and needs to be honored, but in itself it is not enough for a fulfilled, truly meaningful relationship or life. Human alone is never enough, no matter how hard you try or what you achieve. Then there is Being. It is found in the still, alert presence of Consciousness itself, the Consciousness that you are. Human is form. Being is formless. Human and Being are not separate but interwoven. Eckhart Tolle
  • Awaken to who you really are
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Let go of the mind and drop into beingness…

  • But freedom is about the natural state, the spontaneous and un-self-conscious expression of beingness. If you want to find it, see that the very idea of “a someone who is in control” is a concept created by the mind. Take one step backward into the unknown. Adyashanti
  • Sometimes I think and other times I am. Paul Valéry
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… beyond thoughts, labels and words…

  • The greatest miracle is the experiencing of your essential self as prior to any words, thoughts, mental labels, and images. For this to happen, you need to disentangle your sense of I, of Beingness, from all the things it has become mixed up with, that is to say, identified with. Eckhart Tolle
  • Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. Eckhart Tolle
  • Let go the need to always name and label
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…beyond your limited concept of yourself

  • Be still. It takes no effort to be still; it is utterly simple. When your mind is still, you have no name, you have no past, you have no relationships, you have no country, you have no spiritual attainment, you have no lack of spiritual attainment. There is just the presence of beingness with itself.  Gangaji
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Beingness creates peace, love, joy, and freedom

  • There are moments when one feels free from one’s own identification with human limitations and inadequacies. At such moments, one imagines that one stands on some small spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable: life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being. Albert Einstein
  • The joy of Being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person, or event—through anything that happens. That joy cannot come to you—ever. It emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are. Eckhart Tolle
  • When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. The realm of Being, which has been obscured by the mind, then opens up. Suddenly a great stillness arises within you, an unfathomable sense of peace. And within that peace, there is great joy. And within that joy, there is love. And at the innermost core, there is the sacred and immeasurable, That which cannot be named. Eckhart Tolle
  • If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy
  • If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. Henry Miller
  • Happiness consists not in having, but of being, not of possessing, but of enjoying. It is the warm glow of a heart at peace with itself. Norman Vincent Peale
  • With practice, the sense of stillness and peace will deepen. In fact, there is no end to its depth. You will also feel a subtle emanation of joy arising from deep within: the joy of Being. Eckhart Tolle
  • Self-realization means that we have been consciously connected with our source of being. Once we have made this connection, then nothing can go wrong… Swami Paramananda
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Beingness creates a sense of aliveness

  • Though the soul is not a thing, it is our beingness, that which gives us being. So its presence and absence are visible.  Its presence manifests in being awake, attentive, energetic, alive.  It is the spark of life.  It is absent or dampened when we lack vitality, elan, energy.  It is the true self we are seeking in all our explorations, and yet it is not somewhere “out there” but right here now, underneath the false roles we’re always casting ourselves in. Gabrielle Roth
  • Awareness or spirit simply means a beingness, a sense of aliveness which transcends all of our form. This awareness is totally inclusive. It is a state of being where everything is okay simply the way it is. Adyashanti
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Beingness is real wealth

  • Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfilment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. Eckhart Tolle
  • The living self has one purpose only; to come into its own fullness of being. H. Lawrence
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Let your doing come from being

  • Anyone who separates being and doing is still enjoying separation. David Deida
  • Beingness leads to doingness. Neale Donald Walsch
  • The way to do…is to be. Lao Tzu
  • The highest level of creativity consists in being, not doing. When the being is intense enough, when the words are spoken enough, when the thoughts are thought enough, the doing will automatically follow. Marianne Williamson
  • It’s not so much about doing as about being. Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Do you have the patience to wait till your mind settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?    Lao Tzu
  • It is from Beingness that Doingness springs… not the other way around. Neale Donald Walsch
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Make time in your life for stopping the doing and simply being

  • Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. Pooh’s Little Instruction Book
  • Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass unter the trees on a spring day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock
  • To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. Milan Kundera
  • There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers. M. Tomlinson
  • He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing. Cicero
  • Watching quietly, listening softly, dance with life, and be. Ariel Controna- Decene- Diversonac
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