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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    My life has been pretty amazing. And I've had some moments I'll always cherish. Like movie-fantasy-romantic type ****. I've been so completely in love that I lost myself in him...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I am being "forced" to take anti depressants and anti psychotic medications, but so far I have just been hiding them under my tongue and then flushing then down the toilet when I'm...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Feeling stuck in the present. Every since my spiritual awakening my memory has been acting funny. I am now stuck in the present. What I mean is my memory doesn't work like it...
    softrevas softrevas 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I think I've always known that I wasn't meant to stay where I was born. And last year, I went on a school trip to Italy and France, and that only made the feeling of 'not-belonging...
    Pineapple3000 Pineapple3000 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was wondering how to get rid of my thoughts.They have grown out of my control lately. I did a little research&found out overwhelming amount of resources pertaining to this matter...
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M Apr 13

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    Well today I got fooled by my parents, can you believe it? In the moment I was so astonished and upset that I couldn't speak but now every time that I remember it I burst in laughs...
    Mjcabello Mjcabello 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    I cried and stumbled my way into a valley that I had yet to travel. Already changed in ways only possible by grief, I found myself yet changed again and again by the moment-by...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Apr 4

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    Life is short.I don't want to ruin it for some unnecessary material things that I don't even need. Ever wonder how many sleepless nights we have passed over some random...
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Came home from a lovely dinner with Ma :) to hearing him yelling and screaming from the apt building hallway. He was venting about me, whether to company or on the phone. Open the...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    I be on your toes and have your gear ready, every moment.... any moment. "incoming, incoming" alarm "Incoming... boooooommm" 50 meters away and all I can hear is my wife screaming...
    mmn6134 mmn6134 22-25, F Apr 16

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    I want to live life more mindfully, be more present in the here & now. I think I get carried away sometimes & spend too much time in my head.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    The Cardinal Rule of Treats : The treats shall be divided evenly between those present. Each individual shall have their own allotment of treats, which is to be kept separate, to...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Have you ever had that moment when you wish your life could roll back 10-30 seconds? Well my mouth and brain wishes that too!! It was Christmas and rather chilly where I live for...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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    having a beautiful quote there on my window which says 'dont take what is present to worry about the future'
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    v_v he says he is to tired. It seems like he prefers to get off by himself then with me and even when we do have sex it is always the same thing. the same series of moves until he...
    BabyDoll23p BabyDoll23p 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Once there was a dog in front of my house and it wanted to POOP. So I started chasing after the dog like a dog and making the noise" woof woof woof " And there was my crush (he...
    Kristen5440 Kristen5440 16-17, F Apr 6

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    A couple of days ago I had to work a little later then normal. I was asked to take one of my individuals up to the mall to meet his mother after work. Afterwards I was waiting...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    You never know when you will run out of time or what the future holds so you just got to live life to the fullest and make every moment a pleasure. I'm in track and I and hoping to...
    ardie619 ardie619 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    " I can't live in this country anymore *cries and sobs* the weather makes me being fat , the cold gives me hungry and the warmth too" My live in a video https://instagram.com/p...
    Mjcabello Mjcabello 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Working in a prison you get refreshers on the 12 gauge shot gun through out the year. The prison had a small room with about 3 tables and 2 refrigerators they used for training...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 20 hrs ago

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    That moment when you realize those sixth months meant nothing to him. All those words he said, about love and marriage and happiness, were all a lie. He never cared, or wanted you...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F Apr 11

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