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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 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 31, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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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 Jan 20

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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 live everyday like it was my last.

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

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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 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 1 Response Feb 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I would love to go like at least 90% raw. I have anemia - iron deficiency. Hate to take tablets. I would love some tips how to live raw and stay ok. Looking for tips on net. Today...
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    Hey all I live in eastern Suffolk, my girlfriend and I are looking to make friends with another couple.
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    I had a weak moment this weak when I watched a video that reminded me of my mum, and the worst part was I had absolutely no one to talk to about it because the person I would...
    Lonelyhannah18 Lonelyhannah18 18-21, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I stare you from across the room, sitting there all perfect & shiny in blue. I try to resist & get on with life but pictures of you keep flashing in my mind. i recall the intense...
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Like right now I'm having a weak moment. It always happens at night and no one can be there to help me
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My memories, they are very fond of you.. Apparently more than I do.. Especially those moments when you kissed me.. A kiss that left a bigger desire.. The desire for the rest of you...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 days ago

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    I have lived on the safe side for most of my life. The older I get, the more I feel the need to experience things outside of my comfort zone. I never want to regret my life or miss...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My brother lay here not far from the hours that will wind quickly before it's his time to kiss the sky and say goodbye to all the people and friends he made in real life and online...
    Human4 Human4 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is there a convenient moment to run out of toilet paper given the circumstances of its use? I would really love to know about it if there was.
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Wtf am I doing with my life? (I have that moment all the time).
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    "Helena" by My Chemical Romance Long ago Just like the hearse, you die to get in again We are so far from you Burning on just like a match you strike to incinerate The lives of...
    Brittan1998 Brittan1998 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    That moment when you meant to text a "goofy" emoticon, but you fat finger it and accidentally send a "kissy heart" one instead. 😬
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    ...touching hands while driving ... ...stroking her arm in passing ... ...fluttering my eyelashes on her skin ... ...resting side by side on the couch, nose to nose ... ...speaking...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "...we used to live in a house that was perched halfway up the top of a mountain. Behind our house, there sat under a tree an old man. A hermit, a monk. He'd lived under this tree...
    growgirl growgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    To live in your head is such a burden. Constantly over thinking. Making up scenarios that will never come true. Miley's thinking of what will go wrong next. Can never live in the...
    lisatrainer lisatrainer 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Sent from Yahoo Mail on AndroidPoderosísima oración e invocación a La Santa Muerte para amarrar y hacer retornar en siete días a un amante, novio, o marido a tu lado. Por...
    anonimato anonimato 46-50, F Jun 24

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    I want a moment to breathe and take in life. A moment to laugh, smile and have fun. A moment with coffee. A moment with a friend. A moment to escape to balance.
    Awesomegal81 Awesomegal81 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    As I age I want to make the most it. I take the moments to love others and be kind.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M Jun 23

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    I don't just spend my days listening to music and inspirational quotes. I actually live the truth it presents.
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Jun 22

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    Is this the only place left, where I say whats in my head, heart...soul that is safe? don't know when/where/how(exactly) it started but several years I started to isolate myself...
    ollifer ollifer 36-40, F Jun 22

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    I love living and I value my life every day but it's hard think that one day you to will have to let go and the never ending circle of life will continue . But has the days get...
    oldmap oldmap 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    My most embarrassing moment.. O.O We don't talk about that.. it's on a "need-to-know" basis... Worst embarrassing moments are when you say something and it is totally taken the...
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 Jun 21

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    We all share stories about ourselves and our lives as a way of getting to k