10. Live in the Now

10.1. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


10.2. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

—Max Ehrman

10.3. Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

—Harold Melchart

10.4. One should count each day a separate life.

—Lucius Annaeus Seneca

10.5. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

—Chinese Proverb

10.6. Let one sit in solitude and be still, for he will receive a reward for it.

—Lamentations 3:28

10.7. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

—Dennis Waitley

10.8. In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

—Leo Tolstoy

10.9. Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.


10.10. Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

—Zen Proverb