Quotes that Explain What It Means to Be Present

Quotes that Explain What It Means to Be Present Image You may have heard about being present and how it can help alleviate depression and anxiety. But what does it really mean to be present?

The positive messages and activities offered by Take 2 Minutes are designed to help you learn the art of being present. But if you need a little guidance understanding what it means to be present and why it's important, we've created a quick-read collection of famous quotes to get you started.

So check out what these icons have said about what it means to be present, and get ready to be inspired.

Being Present Means: Living in the Here and Now

The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.   -Eckhart Tolle

Being Present Means: Releasing the Pain of the Past

A ship does not sail with yesterday's wind.   -Louis L'Amour

Being Present Means: Less Fear, More Hope

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.   -Paulo Coelho

Being Present Means: Paying Attention

When I turn down the volume, it's amazing how much I can actually hear.   -John Waire

Being Present Means: Appreciating What You Have

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.   -Epicurus

Being Present Means: Loving Yourself and Accepting What Is

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.   -Eleanor Roosevelt

Being Present Means: Understanding What Really Matters

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.   -Marcus Aurelius

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