Sometimes inspiration and a sense of urgency go hand-in-hand. Here are seven thoughts on living fully and passionately in the present moment – no matter what!

Don’t worry about what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman
What matters to us will matter to others.

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions. – Benjamin Disraeli
The spark within brings forth our best.

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake. – Francis Bacon Sr.
This day is a beautiful, fading moment in which to live grandly.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James
Even small actions have the power to affect great change.

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. – Will Rogers
Removing distractions is the first step. Finding passion is the next.

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you. – Eckhart Tolle
Inner courage and kindness will overcome all obstacles.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis
Continually seek and walk through new doors. Dream and do!