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I Live In the Present Moment

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Wanted to share some of my favorites from an interesting and thought provoking read by Sam Harris (author, philosopher, and neuroscientist). “There is now little question that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Yes, unfortunately so... We are roommates (it's not much different than our marriage) except I live upstairs. It's awkward I won't lie... Especially since I really wanna just be...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 8 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    "The difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life is only a matter of perspective. Pull the blinds. Look around you. It is a mad, mad world and you do not require...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Don't honestly think there will be much disagreement with this idea!! My favorite, the one I'm usually amazed the most by, are those we thought were there for one thing......and...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    anyone around the Atlanta area that isn't a total idiot/*******, let's chat and talk. I like weed and chilling out and shooting the ****. nothing too crazy. I'm also gay, just...
    addypurp addypurp 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    Tis the way of the Viking. Tis the way to be a Norseman. Every moment of everyday is carved in stone in my life. I take in everything of everything. For all we know, life could end...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    i think the worst moment of my life was knowing that my 3 daughters were watching me as i was dying. knowing they were the only thing that kept me fighting. that little angelic...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am tired of retreating into myself. I am tired of reliving the heartbreak that I have experienced from the time that I get up until the time that I go to bed. I need to learn...
    2020dreamscreen 2020dreamscreen 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    anyone live in Michigan? I live in Macomb county. I would love to hangout with you :-)
    piepower piepower 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    Sometimes the best of times aren't recognized until we take stock of them by fleeting thoughts or deliberate drives down days gone by.Sometimes we dream of those situations that...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Things have been difficult for me over the years. College is not working out for me. It just isn't worth my time and money. Job searching is tiresome and, lets face it, extremely...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Anyone who is gay that live near Oregon :/
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the moment! Live, laugh, love, forgive & forget. Life is too short to live with regrets.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    i love this guy. but we hv never met n he lives so far away. i don't even know how tats possible. but as we chat skype n call...the bond builds stronger. It has been over 3 mths...
    AyahyaMma AyahyaMma 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    we can't control our past and future..but we can control our present.. i like reading biography books especially journey of their life..i hope one day i can write my own book to...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Feb 15

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    presenting in front of class and reading
    joniel24 joniel24 70+, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    The approaches taught in the OP Boot Camp are actually bonuses In the Success Academy. Nevertheless, I put this program in its really very own different member's area for many who...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hey just looking for some folks to hang out with. Go place. Movies. Six flags. Have fun. Pennyboard. Just chill and live in the moment while we can. Hmu
    PetPup16 PetPup16 16-17, F Feb 5

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    I step out of the house and have this stuck on smile and a happy attitude. NoOne, but I, knows how fake it is. I tell everyone my husband and I always have a 3 day long anniversary...
    umd30 umd30 31-35, F 11 Responses Feb 15

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    My Cuffs? Or Yours? I had just finished a 3 month fight with my boyfriend. We had lived together for more than two years and I loved him and wanted to marry him. I just found out...
    TexChik TexChik 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Every life is better when lived with some passion in it.   Let the walls down and live like no one is watching ... or give 'em something worth talking about if they are. ...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Those moments..... Lazy, comfortable, easy, warm moments together..... Just *being*.....legs entwined, skin touching......fingertips roaming, swirling, leaving a trail of shivers...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 9

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    It was an awkward moment with family, involving a busy waitress. It was me, my mom, grandma and grandpa at a restaurant. I was seated at the aisle side of the table. The waitress...
    mirogran mirogran 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    This motorcycle trip might now be described as a coming-of-age, last-fling-of-youth story or some such thing, but I just saw it as another adventure with a good buddy. I was, and...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    My friend, the words are taken from a 1970s Rock Opera called Jesus Christ Super Star. Although original production was in the 1970s it ages very well indeed. The music is...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F Jan 26

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    I can't accept that life is short. I can't accept that... It's hard. You just want to grab someone you love and tell them how much you love them and how much they mean to you...
    undeadsuperhero undeadsuperhero 13-15, F Jan 26

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    Hey Guys and Gals, I am in a hard rock / metal band in Australia, called "Shut Up & Choke Me!". We have started 2015 with a bang and would love to keep to momentum going. Check out...
    SeptembersAshes SeptembersAshes 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29