I Live In the Moment

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 546 People

    5 Minutes A Day

    While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day.I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or tension.Try this!Lay on your back with one or both...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2012


    I live in the momentThere is only nowYesturday is goneAnd tomorrow is how?I know my yesturdaysI know them all to wellAnd for all I know tomorrowThey could all go to hell.So I'm living in the momentThere is only todayYesturday is overTomorrows at bay.Be in the momentBe in the...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    Oct 6, 2012

    Here we can explore what this expression means,

    how it benefits us and how it might benefit the world. The story I tell here is one I wrote in response to a woman who asked the question, "I wonder what the world would be like if we raised our children to be what they are and not what other people expect". What came out of...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2014

    Lives Little Moments

    As the heart beats there is a complacency, We live a lifetime of moments. some good, some bad, some indifferent. Some we remember and some we forget. Some are placed within our heart to remain there always. Some are discarded too readily as ones we want to forget, but every...
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2012

    I'm Ready, I'm Aching... I'm Yours For The Taking.

    You walk in my door, we quickly move past our pretenses and time could stand still.  Cause the next few hours its you and I, with these heightened senses and our lustful will. In these first few these moments I fantasize about what’s to ... ***, your taste... your touch...
    AlyceOverTheRainbow AlyceOverTheRainbow
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Feb 24, 2012

    Just realized it was Valentines day

    aiesha1230 aiesha1230
    26-30, F
    Feb 14, 2014

    Sangha Invitation

    In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. The practice of mindfulness supports peace, happiness and the ending of suffering.   Sangha is a word meaning "association...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    Apr 20, 2013

    All We Have

    All we have is now.  Yesterday is past, is only a memory.  Tomorrow is a dream that has not yet arrived. All we have is now.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

    If Tomorrow Never Comes

    I live for right now. OK I make stupid choices and have done my share of screwups BUT what would be worse than dying with a list of things I wanted to do and haven't done? We only get one go at life and I am going to enjoy it as much as possible :-D If I get hit by a bus...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy
    31-35, F
    Feb 22, 2012

    Listen, feel, love completely; Absorb,

    enjoy oh so sweetly. Nothing exists but right now. Show the world you know how. Immersed, focused, involved; Sad moments will be resolved Just as joyous times go fast, Sad’s shadow will lose its cast. It’s but a moment all will live, So leave an imprint that will give...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Dec 12, 2015

    This Very Moment

    Today may not be perfect, and yet it is here, it is now, it is yours to live. Though there are dangers, and risks, frustrations and disappointments, through it all, in each day and each moment, you have the opportunity to experience the miracle that is your life. There will...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO
    15 Responses Dec 5, 2010

    Each Heart Beat Has It's Own Time

    I used to say day by day, then it was breath by breath. Now I know each heart beat has it's own time. Cherish every second for what it is and don't worry about what tomorrow holds. ~ easier said than done of course ~
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Nov 11, 2008


    Have you ever thought about your future? Just sat there and planned things out? I have but now I realise you can't just plan your life. Things happen good and bad, it may not be a fairy tale or story but a life. If you want to do something but then think "no, I won't be able to...
    DreamANight DreamANight
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2013

    In This Momentous Moment!

    Yes! Each momentous moment that has never been and will never be again! This momentous moment is ours to grasp, to make every effort to make every right action and squeeze ultimate satisfaction from this momentous moment!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

    As Time Passes By

    It's hard to assume then dreams become inadequate to make it real. Hence, cherish the moment and live in it until it becomes a lasting memory which can make you smile in the future as an enduring remembrance of the hours passed and days that were gone.
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2010

    I don't plan for the future

    because I always assume I'll die tomorrow.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 1, 2015

    At Least I Try

    Unless something huge makes me regret the past..... but other than that, I do try to live in the moment and enjoy what I've got.
    NoWayToGoOn NoWayToGoOn
    18-21, M
    Jun 3, 2011

    Life One Moment At a Time

      This moment is blessed. In this moment I am at peace Without projection, without regret, I will live in this moment And accept the moment being as it is Perfect
    Smokeseek Smokeseek
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2008

    The Moment Is Now.

    Too much past time will fill my mind Living in the future I will never find. The Moment right now brings me peace.
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Oct 29, 2008

    Moment To Moment Into The Future

    Any difficulties are only signs to look closer within for a new direction.... It's not good to fight obstacles.. or delays! Time is needed at the beginning of any life change and obstacles are there to remind us to take it easy... wait... or a dead wrong path! Delays can be a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Apr 11, 2012

    Whoosh? Oops The Moment's Gone

    I think it is essential to take as much practice in really truly living in the moment... I like this way, like the buddha's hey???
    caseyjoco caseyjoco
    26-30, F
    Nov 24, 2009

    Living The Moment . .

    Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years have passed . . have you lived? Have you felt your life . . or are you quickly flipping through pages . . We make the seconds, the hours, the time into moments, experiences, memories . . If we live moment by moment, if we truly feel...
    ILoveAllah ILoveAllah
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2010

    just got back from a family wedding - it was

    lovely to witness such a wonderful match although my family is frought with issues between various people. I stayed a week didnt get to do what was planned as plans changed , bonded with the dogs! and just took it moment by moment ignoring all the negative stuff. home feels...
    blonde10 blonde10
    36-40, F
    Jul 31, 2015
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    Nov 5, 2012


    Can you live in the moment and more ? Live life now and keep you're on next year ?
    guybon guybon
    36-40, M
    Jan 22, 2011


    I feel alone alot of the time with illness. Looking for feedback from others who are bipolar.....
    oppimistic oppimistic
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2007

    Tragic Memories

    The Vietnam War..an Ill-fated tragic memories Once a fallen country I called South Vietnam Never looking back, I left behind long ago By: pinkdiamond8 Date: Oct. 6, 2010 Wednesday
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    Oct 6, 2010

    I may never see tomorrow,

    there is no written guarantee. And things that happened yesterday, belong to history I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past I have just the present moment, I must treat it as my last I must use this moment wisely, for it will soon pass away And be lost to me...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Dec 12, 2015

    A Moment

    Couldn't sleep, it was ten till four in the morning. So, the day began early for me. I turned on some music, and tried to clear my head. Had a thrist that wouldn't leave me. The only thing I could think of to quinch this thristy was a glass of green tea. The problem was I needed...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

    Love In The Present Tense

    Taking the definition of love to a new height, I decided to 'be' with someone online - a total stranger I met on a game, without knowing each others' identities, names and looks. Nothing. Perhaps he is my answer to my questions: What is love? What is a relationship?Dangerous game...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2012

    I Live In the Moment

    To me the past is over and there is no going back, I can’t live there. I may have learned something but it’s gone like a dream.   The future hasn’t happened yet and is a complete unknown. It’s not real until it can be realized.   There is...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 18, 2009

    The Log Said It All.

    Life is like a scent ,you can smell her for a while..... but you can never old her for long, ,or better  ,we are like flowers that  spread they fragrance as long as we are blooming,but then we flowers away ,just like the sun leave is place to the night. nothing is left...
    kikingbird kikingbird
    46-50, M
    May 23, 2010


    I am full of bull-shite ;~) and i'm loving it! Today is a very good day. I have been blessed with dear loving friends and ... sunshine! Heres to ya! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo *smile* Have a Blessed day my friends, Thank you for making me feel .... alive!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    ....but Right Now

    The moment is hell.
    lostbird lostbird
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Oct 30, 2008

    There are moments in life

    when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real! When the door of happiness closes, another opens; but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don’t see the one, which has been opened for us. Don’t go for...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    New Year Resolutions.

    This year is the 1st in 63 years that i made New Yewar resolutions. Reasons been my past 52 years were traumatic. Then 11 years ago my soulmate arrived. Its the 1st time i know what love is. My days were hard.I was stricken with health challenges. But i was so very loved and...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2011

    Here And Now

    It's my secret to sanity, living in the moment.... to withstand all that has been....can't do a thing about it so why even go there. I try to stay in the here and now, to live in the moment. It is the only time i can control. Shoot... can't even control... do much about tomorrow...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2012
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    A Bit More Life

    I breathe in and out every minute of my day, with extreme intensity. A day can start cloudy, but never alone. It is always accompanied by many thoughts, filled with memories.Sometimes I look around and see immobilized souls petrified by “rules”, stagnant by paradigms that...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2011
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