The photogram of “NOW”/ Part 1

Plato - Athenian philosopher

All learning has an emotional base.

Tony Robbins - American author, coach, motivational speaker, and philanthropist

Decision is the ultimate power. Decisions shape destiny.

Jillian Michaels - American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality

Transformation isn’t a future event. It’s a present day activity.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

Ken Wilber - American philosopher and writer on transpersonal psychology and his own integral theory, a systematic philosophy which suggests the synthesis of all human knowledge and experience.

This present moment, since it knows neither past nor future, is itself timeless, and that which is timeless is Eternal. Thus “the eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. 

Ernest Holmes - American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader

When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.

Gay Hendricks - Psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence

The highest goal of spirituality is Self-realization, but what does that mean? It means to feel your Self as a living reality in this moment, and there is always only this moment.

Ervin Seale - Speaker and writer in New Thought era

Perpetual emotion is the past time of the undisciplined mind.

Louise Lynn Hay - American motivational author and the founder of Hay House

I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.

Mark Divine - Creator and founder of SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy

When you bring your full attention to each moment, a day is a complete lifetime of living and learning.

David Emerald Womeldorff - Celebrated creator of leadership frameworks proven to powerfully boost teamwork and productivity

All of life’s experiences are teachers in some sense, challenging us to grow and evolve.

Byron Katie - American speaker and author

All I have is all I need and all I need is all I have in this moment.

Martin Elias Pete Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being

Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals choose the way they think.

George Burr Leonard - American writer, editor, and educator who wrote extensively about education and human potential

At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, made up of wave forms and resonances, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything in the universe. The act of getting in touch with this pulse can transform our personal experience and in some way alter the world around us.

Sonja Lyubomirsky - American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness

The combination of rumination and negative mood is toxic. Research shows that people who ruminate while sad or distraught are likely to feel besieged, powerless, self-critical, pessimistic, and generally negatively biased.

Mary-Elaine Jacobsen - Former Chief Psychologist for the Amherst Wilder Foundation, a highly-regarded organization with programs for behavior-disordered children, therapeutic foster care, home and school counseling, and child psychiatry

We also discover that much of our most potent creative energy arises from the flames of past injustices and inhibited creative efforts. 

Alberto Villoldo - Cuban-born psychologist, medical anthropologist and author, writing primarily in the field of neo-shamanism

People who suffer from learned helplessness think they have no control over their situations, so even if their suffering is great, they won’t take the smallest action to change matters because they figure, What’s the point?

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion

Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.

Josh Waitzkin - American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. The film Searching for Bobby Fischer is based on his early life

Everyone at a high level has a huge amount of chess understanding, and much of what separates the great from the very good is deep presence, relaxation of the conscious mind, which allows the unconscious to flow unhindered.