Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.
We are most alive when we’re in love.
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.
If we make sure we stay in a state of conscious alertness for the next synchronicity, our minds stay on the positive and off our fear and doubt.
I think when you practice photography or observation, you’re on high alert. You polish up your antenna and stick up your head, and you’re out there. You’re receptive, appreciative of details. It heightens reality. You’re trying to step into your alertness.
The restful alertness response reverses the aging process.
I need to somehow peel away the dullness and heighten my sensitivity and alertness. I need to start sucking the juice out of every single moment of the most precious gift ever to be had, “my life!”
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
Mental alertness is not awareness. Mental alertness only enhances your survival instincts. It does not take you towards liberation.
If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.
In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback.
Depth of understanding involves something which is more than merely a matter of deconstructive alertness; it involves a measure of interpretative charity and at least the beginnings of a wide responsiveness.
Shouda, coulda, and woulda” won’t get it done.
If it is ever your misfortune to be attacked, alertness will have given you a little warning, decisiveness will have given you a proper course to pursue, and if that course is to counterattack, carry it out with everything you’ve got! Be indignant. Be angry. Be aggressive.
When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.
“When you take your attention into the present moment, a certain alertness arises inside of you. You become more conscious of what’s around you, but also, strangely, a sense of presence that is both within and without.”
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come.
Whatever you do, do with deep alertness, then even small things become sacred.
Judgment can be acquired only by acute observation, by actual experience in the school of life, by ceaseless alertness to learn from others, by study of the activities of men who have made notable marks, by striving to analyze the everyday play of causes and effects, by constant study of human nature.
B. C. Forbes