„Everything we are is at every moment alive in us.“

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Arthur Miller147
playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

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„We're always dying to things. We're always shedding everything in order to be fully alive and resurrected at every moment.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987

"The Death of Me", p. 150
Awareness (1992)
Context: One of your American authors put it so well. He said awakening is the death of your belief in injustice and tragedy. The end of the world for a caterpillar is a butterfly for the master. Death is resurrection. We're talking not about some resurrection that will happen but about one that is happening right now. If you would die to the past, if you would die to every minute, you would be the person who is fully alive, because a fully alive person is one who is full of death. We're always dying to things. We're always shedding everything in order to be fully alive and resurrected at every moment. The mystics, saints, and others make great efforts to wake people up. If they don't wake up, they're always going to have these other minor ills like hunger, wars, and violence. The greatest evil is sleeping people, ignorant people.

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„Every day, God gives us the sun — and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Variant: Everyday God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy.
Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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„We are fortunate to be alive at this moment in history.“

—  Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946

State of the Union address (January 27, 2000)
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„The moment we believe we've understood everything grants us the look of a murderer.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

All Gall Is Divided (1952)

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„You know this moment in time
Is all my life
Every day is each
day that's passed
Every person alive
is everyone's who's died“

—  John Frusciante American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer 1970

Every Person
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„Every moment is great, we were taught, every moment is unique.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972

The Zookeeper's Wife (2008)
Context: In my youth, growing up in a Jewish milieu, there was one thing we did not have to look for and that was exaltation. Every moment is great, we were taught, every moment is unique.

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„Everything here is alive thanks to the living of everything else.“

—  Lewis Thomas American physician, poet and educator 1913 - 1993

"The Youngest and Brightest Thing Around", p. 14
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher (1979)

„A great many Arabs are alive today because we used these methods and a great many Argyll's are alive today because we used them.“

—  Colin Campbell Mitchell British Army officer and politician 1925 - 1996

Lt Col Colin Mitchell http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7111303.stm.

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„If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

Source: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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„Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us.“

—  Ursula Goodenough, book The Sacred Depths of Nature

Source: The Sacred Depths of Nature (1998), p. 30
Context: The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us.

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„We all hope. It's what keeps us alive.“

—  David Mamet American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director 1947

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