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I Live In the Present Moment

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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

    Here's what's been magical to me. Seeing the northern lights, watching waves crash at night and explode with firefly green phosphorescence, orangish red full moons rising above...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    HANDBOOK Health: 1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3. Eat more foods that grow on...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    not that I don't love my country. I just wanted to know how it feels to live in different environment, different culture and all. Right now i'm in my senior year and I want to...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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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...
    angryspartan angryspartan 36-40, M 12 Responses 4 days ago

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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 3 days 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...
    angryspartan angryspartan 36-40, M 12 Responses Jul 9

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 19 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 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 1 day ago

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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 3 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 9 hrs ago

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    I would love to capture a moment in time and frame it...sometimes the beauty of what we see cannot be described...even a photograph wouldn't do it justice...my artist's perspective...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    So this is my first post/experience. I am a man in my 40's. I have been married 21 years now we have the 2 most amazing children in the world. For 15 of those years our marriage...
    Tryingtobeagoodman Tryingtobeagoodman 36-40, M 9 Responses Jun 30

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    I never dreamed I'd find myself here. I never imagined it would all end this way for me. I'm new here to this forum but I am not new to SM. I haven't lived it as long as some of...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 1

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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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    Sometimes people get bored to the extent that they want to live isolated. This is because they can't find people whom can feelings they share. But, I always search friends who can...
    Malak77 Malak77 26-30, M Jul 5

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    Sometimes people get bored to the extent that they want to live isolated. This is because they can't find people whom can feelings they share. But, I always search friends who can...
    Malak77 Malak77 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Financial Crisis And Government Debt Level Debate- Addendum 2 Again I was a bond and share analyst for over 20 years so perhaps I see this matter from many angles. 1) There are...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I remember a late night flight I was on several years ago. It was for a university trip, and I had spent the daytime hours of the trip surrounded by fellow students. However, as...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M Jul 11

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    Yesterday was one of those days here. Just one day, just one experience…although I bet my little girl will not soon forget it. A reminder my daughter is 13. She went off the...
    Stormie01 Stormie01 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 13

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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 a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    This was supposed to be the happiest year of our lives. We welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world 8 months ago and the first two months were amazing. It was then when my...
    abo1486 abo1486 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My husband just booked a couples massage, and cancelled his golf tournament so that we can go away together. I think he is sincerely trying to make things work, so I will try to...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 19 Responses Jun 30

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