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I Live In the Present Moment

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    I Choose To

    I cannot look back and dwell on all of it because every time I do it sets me back. I can't think about tomorrow because if it doesn't get here then I wasted today's time on something that was never guaranteed to begin with. To do either seems like the ultimate waste of time to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    There Is Only Now.

    What does it mean to live in the present moment? The present moment is all there is. Forget, right now, about the ideas you have of past, present, and future. None of that exists. There is only NOW. The past only exists as a memory that is occuring right NOW. The future only...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    Living In The Now Moment

    Since i was a little girl I instinctively knew that the only important moment was the one i was present in... keeping my mind free of compulsive thinking about the past or future helped me stay focused and awake. Life is bright, free of negative influences when one remains...
    MandyGabriel MandyGabriel 44, F 7 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    Happy Under Pressure In The Moment

    today is a new dayyesterday is gonei live in the presenti try to strike a balance between work, play, and rest.try to evaluate yourself correctly so that your goals are not beyond capacities.having decided on your goals, be sure u are moving toward them.then having put your...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    Living A Life.

    I Live a life. no procrastination. won't leave it for another day if i can do it today in my own way.i worry not about tomorrow but the present. As an adage goes "tomorrow will worry about itself".i love today, i cry today, i'm happy today, i'm sad today but i always keep in mind...
    needyfun needyfun 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    The Power Of Now

    One of the most life changing books that my being has read has got to be hands down The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Fascinating book. I highly recommend it. It teaches us the importance of remaining in our present moments. We may be having fun and then think about having to go...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    Living In The Present Moment

    I try toIf we are busy looking at the pasthow can we see the beauty that lies aheadif we are busy looking aheadhow can we see the beauty that lies at our feet
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    The Gift Of Life....

    . the past is HISTORY.... the future is MYSTERY, today is a GIFT that is why it is called the PRESENT.....
    N1ghtMan N1ghtMan 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Gentleness In The Now

    all we really have is now. choose to be present by coming fully into the now. om shanti
    gentlenessnow gentlenessnow 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    The Magic Lantern

    A good friend of mine asked me today: "What would you wish for if you had a lantern with a genie?" The question gave me pause because I am not much of a wishful thinker. Hadn't really thought about that since I was a kid. My first instinct is that I have to think it carefully. It...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Living life day by day,

    is the best way to live life because you never know when it can be taken away from you!
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    The Chance Of Humming

    A man standing on two logs in a river might do all right floating with the current while humming in the now.   Though if one log is tied to a camel, who is also heading south along the bank –at the same pace- all could still be well with the world unless the camel...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    There Is No Me In Reality, There Is No You

    The thought of a ME that exists. Is only a thought that is happening RIGHT NOW. there is actually no ME in reality. Its like this, the thought of a unicorn appears, does that make the unicorn itself exist in reality no the only thing that exists in reality is the THOUGHT of a...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Jan 2, 2011

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    Right now is a miracle.

    Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. So stop thinking about how great things will be in the future. Stop dwelling on what did or didn't happen in the past. Learn to be in the 'here and now' and experience life as it's happenning. Appreciate the...
    happygirl100 happygirl100 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Mostly I Do

    I live in the moment..although sometimes the present is well spent pondering your happy memories, or anticipating a future in excitement or out of simple practicality... I think at times we have to assimilate the story of our lives, mentally or when chatting with the main...
    ladyofnow ladyofnow 26-30, F Jul 21, 2013

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    The Present Moment

    Close your eyes relax for a minute.Breathe deeply keep your eyes closed. The past is history The future a mystery Today is a gift That is why we call it the Present! Live in the present! Today..    
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Its All In The NOW

    After all this while, i grew up and realise something.. just in recent couple of years .. i realise that true living is only at present.. The moment of now.. i realise that No matter how great the past is, its still a thing in the past.. If your 'now' is not so great any joy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2013

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    All We Have is Today What has happened in the

    past, is over. We can't go back, all we can do is learn from it. Some people are trapped, stuck and have let the past define themselves. We don't know what is going to happen in the future...best laid plans are oft in vain. All we can do is learn from our past and move...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    Sort of an update to my situation. But I'm sure it's not anything new to many of us who have been here for a while. For the record, I'm aware of my options, and the following isn't...
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    I find this quite difficult because we are conditioned to always reflect and think ahead... Studying for a test, making money, achieving goals, work tasks etc... Whilst all this is...
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Look peoplez I live I the u.s and if u don't live in the u.s don't message me bcuz I DO NOT have international communication and international communication is where I talk to...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    3 days...3 refusals Just couldn't take what she was offering. There are so many rules she has about what I can touch and when, that it's not worth the time. So here's what...
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    SIX SIGNS OF A LOVE AVOIDANT (This is a Good read) 1. Evades Intimate and Emotional Connection In romantic relationships evading intimacy and getting too close emotionally is...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F 12 Responses Jul 18

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    "Cherished moments are lost because we dwell too much on the past. Releasing the past is a gateway to the present panorama, which will lead to a kaleidoscope of the future...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 2

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    How can a common man be brave? A soldier can act fearless in the face of the battle. His choices are minimum, kill or get killed, win or lose, survive or die. He can be brave for...
    xtaldart xtaldart 26-30, M Jul 3

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    it's pretty sad when there are times when I wished that I had died that day when I got hit by a car months ago. i shouldn't complain though because there are people who have a...
    basedgodschild basedgodschild 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them. - Evangeline Cory Booth
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    This dreamworld consists of people. This dreamworld consists of people who have opinions. People who have respect to opinions. I wish I could live in a dreamworld where I didn't...
    AnEverWonderer AnEverWonderer 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was born and raised in Alabama,but live in Arizona :p
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am 65 and my wife is 62. We have been together for over twenty years and married for six. I love my wife very much and tell her so frequently. We are compatible and agreeable in...
    worksforme2 worksforme2 61-65, M 9 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Anyone near PA or live around the Pittsburgh area? If love to meet up with some people. Especially some younger ladies.
    CharlieGarcia73 CharlieGarcia73 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    Yer sensibly, trying every fruit and vegetables there is in the world and drinking nothing but water. That's one way to live to the fullest. The other is to explores peoples minds...
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    LEARNING TO LIVEBy: Sayed Mostafa ArabySuddenly I saw myselfHe was there and I could not move meWrapped in a Web of insecurityRemove my clothes and I could seeMany times presumably...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617 61-65, F Jul 5

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    I want to live in my imaginary world Because when I'm there it's the only moment where I have nothing on my mind there are only 2 moments in the world when I don't feel sad txting...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Afraid of change? It appears I shouldn’t have to be... As the journey in my head has begun...I’m contemplating what are the things that normally change after a separation...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 10

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    I Am Looking For Someone Going Through The Same Thing. I am in an all-but-sexless relationship with someone I love and respect, and I'm looking for someone who can relate to talk...
    NXS3 NXS3 26-30, F 18 Responses Jul 17

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    Below (or above, one can never be sure with EP) are a few pictures L3 shared with me this morning, mentioning she would have loved to post them on EP. I am posting them for her. My...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    To live life to it's fullest ... For everyone it can mean a totally different thing. For some it may mean finding their soulmate, to others it may be having a family, others could...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F Jul 21

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    (Repost...EP BLOCKED my first story) I stumbled upon EP the latter part of last year, and I've been a fairly frequent lurker ever since. It has taken me quite some time to...
    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses a week ago

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    I had a boyfriend. He was basically everything I thought I had been waiting for. He was sweet, kind, attentive, and just perfect (or so I thought). About 4 months into our...
    kaitlynrayann kaitlynrayann 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel that things happen quickly. And that they happen for a reason. Two weeks, wow! A lot has been packed into these last two weeks. First of all, my sister is a lot...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I'm about to completely pull the plug on sex with my wife, going from minimal and miserable intimacy to a state of married celibacy. No touch, no look, no talking about it, it's...
    nmau nmau 41-45, M 18 Responses Jul 9

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    I live in a place i'm ashamed to live in for many reasons, i don't wish to live their and i don't like it their. People may give you respect and act like they understand yet in...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Try everything once in the present then you won't have regrets in the future
    purpleflowers22 purpleflowers22 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    If I regretted my past, I would now not be in the present.. And I am happy being right where I am regardless of the decisions I've made.
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 1 Response Jul 15

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    hey ... i have no idea how to start but i have to or i need to , this will be my first time saying something about me to someone except mei just want to present my self : i'm that...
    aqwxcvbn aqwxcvbn 18-21, F Jul 16

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    This may be helpful for those who are planning to divorce. " Getting Divorced? Don't Be Nice ...I regularly hear people tell me they want to be nice to their soon-to-be ex. They...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses 4 days ago