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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 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 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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    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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    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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    I live everyday like it was my last.

    I don't take one second one moment for granted.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F Jan 1

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    The 17th century French Jesuit,

    Jean Pierre de Caussade, in his book "Self abandonment to the Divine Providence" talks about "The Sacrament of the present Moment".A good way to live enchanting God in every moment of our Lives.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    I used to live in the past counting my old

    hurts, or in the imagination of a future of how I’d like it to be and feel sad that I am not living it. It is a way of always putting my powers in other people, or in the hands of the “circumstances” and wait for them to change. I was someone who always blames others or...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F Sep 26, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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 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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    When I was six years old, my family and I took a trip to visit my grandfather who was sixty years old. He was ill so everyone in the family gathered to talk with him while the my...
    TheSallyGirl TheSallyGirl 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Haunted Place - Casa de Estudillo ADDRESS: Old Town, San Diego Historic Park San Diego, California 92110 LOCATION: One can visit the La Casa De Estudillo Museum at Old Town...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I posted another story and wrote about how I had to be on crutches with a broken metarsal in my right foot. The worst part was I could not drive but I also could not run the...
    Yoga1980 Yoga1980 31-35, F 28 mins ago

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    That moment... when you and me are alone, coming home after a romantic dinner out at the veranda of a cozy restaurant, having enjoyed our favourite seafood and wine, having toasted...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Gun Ownership and Muslim Extremism in the light of the Horrible Tragic Sydney Siege...... (this note was first written on Dec 17th in another group..) Over night, one of the...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Jan 12

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    Has anyone live in Harrow district in London? Wanna chat?
    FluidGuy FluidGuy 26-30, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    today was one of those days, where i found myself staring into a blank point in space without seeing anything, and i considered the notion of suicide. but the problem is, i don't...
    abiwakefield abiwakefield 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Haunted Place - Villa Montezuma DEscriptION: It is described as a glorious example of eclectic late 19th century Victorian/Queen Anne architecture, a crown jewel of the era which...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 18

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    But I can't. Gotta stop living in the past and don't plan for the future. Just live in the present. Easy init? But it's not init? Life on earth is a privilege and not to be taken...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    Hope when you take that jump You don't fear the fall, Hope when the water rises You build a wall Hope when the crowd screams out They're screaming your name Hope if everybody runs...
    Iffy94 Iffy94 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Haunted Place - Horton Hotel LOCATION: One finds the elegant Horton Grand Hotel a few blocks west of the heart of the renovated Gaslamp (historical red-light) District, rebuilt...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 18

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    Well , yesterday we had our first joint counselling session. Beforehand I was very anxious. I had a knot in my stomach and a pain in my head. I wasn't sure if H would appear, but...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 26 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life is a beautiful gift. Even through all of the problems and struggles, life can be gorgeous when we step back, take our minds away from our daily lives, and just enjoy the...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Growing up with alocoholic and drug addicts. i know how it feels to wake up on christmas day with nothing. to hear your mom say"Oh its christmas mommy forgot" or "ill presents the...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    The Native American tradition is one of preservation. We are many tribes, many clans, but our stories carry on our history. Some have been nearly lost and forgotten, as the young...
    LaJumelleMauvaise LaJumelleMauvaise 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    If you only knew how much those little moments mattered to me...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Following the yellow brick road..I have a couple of health concerns at the moment,stomach issues,thyroid issues,anxiety,depression,others..I want to heal my body as much as I can...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    If you had a short amount of time to live, how would you live it? Sometimes out last moments are the most memorable
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Every time i fall asleep naps or at night all i see is people from my past ......... All i have left is past even for my future , past is all i have and the present is taken over...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Mission Hills Park Calvary Pioneer Memorial Park aka Pioneer Park cemetery ghost haunt: A Grave Situation. At least with regards to other historic cemeteries, some effort was put...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 17

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    Haunted Place - El Campo Santo Cemetery ADDRESS: 2410 San Diego Avenue San Diego, California 92110 LOCATION: El Campo Santo Cemetery is only a few blocks from the Whaley House...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I worked at hotel du vin in Brighton in 2004 but sadly I fell victim to racial discrimination and harassment and hostility from two managers .both of them are white .one of them...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14