“It’s being here now that’s important.
There’s no past and there’s no future.
Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now.
We can gain experience from the past,
but we can’t relive it;
and we can hope for the future,
but we don’t know if there is one.”
“I give you this to take with you:
Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015
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“How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2o14
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“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness.
And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory
and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
“There are moments when I wish
I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away,
but I have the feeling that if I did,
the joy would be gone as well.”
“The strongest of all warriors are these two
— Time and Patience.”
“The cost of a thing
is the amount of what I will call life
which is required to be exchanged for it,
immediately or in the long run.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Until you value yourself,
you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time,
you will not do anything with it. ”
M. Scott Peck
“Time is a game played beautifully by children.”
“And therein lies the whole of man’s plight.
Human time does not turn in a circle;
it runs ahead in a straight line.
That is why man cannot be happy:
happiness is the longing for repetition.”
“Time isn’t precious at all,
because it is an illusion.
What you perceive as precious
is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now.
That is precious indeed.
The more you are focused on time
—past and future—
the more you miss the Now,
the most precious thing there is.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014
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