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I Live In the Present Moment

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4

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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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    When I worry, when I m sad, I know what I need to do- being present. I can plug my ear set and listen to music at work-- isn't that great!! I m going to Zumba Halloween party...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 8 mins ago

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    Exactly two weeks from today, I have the first obligatory court hearing. Last week, I was away and in the meantime he had been talking to my sisters, my brother in law, and my son...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 11 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    For as long as I remember, My earliest memory was flying or floating through the sky. I have a strong memory of being "guided" through a mist by "someone" and flying through the...
    fliconmigo fliconmigo 41-45, F Oct 6

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    Out of balance, out of mind, I feel like I am running out of time. Why don't I make up my mind. I'm screaming from the depths of my soul, its tearing at me from head to toe. I am...
    Misspsychaddict Misspsychaddict 26-30, F Oct 8

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    This being my biggest embarassing moment happend a few weeks ago in school. Since i go to private school, i wear a uniform being a skirt. I had an oral presentation, i went up to...
    zetreax zetreax 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    Too good at suffering: Really nice article here: "http://www.sarahiatt.com/blog/too-good-at-suffering/" Some people are good at suffering. Too good. A person can have a lot of...
    elkclan elkclan 41-45, F 13 Responses Oct 20

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    Telling him what I've decided turned out to be the easiest thing I had ever done. The days, weeks, months until this is really over and I don't share the same space with him...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 42 Responses Oct 1

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    Titan trade is a trusted trading company that offers reliable and secure trading platform for its investors who want to earn huge profits on their investments. With more than 30...
    wilson203 wilson203 26-30, M Oct 3

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    Hi I am new to this forum but I have had the opportunity to read posts and study them. I feel less lonely now and realize that my experience is shared by many. I decided to post as...
    FantasticNJGuy FantasticNJGuy 41-45, M 12 Responses Oct 7

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    This past weekend me and my boyfriend went to Octoberfest. We took a break from walking around and looking at all the vendors. We walked up this grassy hill and sat. When you look...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    Growing up, I lived in Germany for four and a half years. It was an amazing experience. My family and I were able to travel around Europe and see so many cool things. We met a lot...
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    sometimes i wish i could just die with peace i am sick of this life you name it i have lost everything most of dreams get shattered recently heart broke i lost in love too too be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 1

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    Rediscovering Sex in a Sexless Marriage: Rediscovering sex - This is where things are at now. For those who are reading my story for the first time let me point out my marriage...
    Fireflyz26 Fireflyz26 31-35, F 13 Responses Oct 2

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    Please help take get me down from this embarrassing moment cliff I am on. I have never been more mortified in my life. Here is what happened: I am a TA for a 150 people college...
    dancekatie93 dancekatie93 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Well I did it. I took everyones advice in ILIASM, and I consulted an attorney in the event that I may need to pull the parachute on my marriage. Thank you Bazaar for hammering this...
    Jane1024 Jane1024 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 8

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    I worry that the more time I spend trying to get back to where we were is numbing me and making me loose the parts of me that made me who I am. I have so much passion and energy to...
    AlwaysCravingMusic AlwaysCravingMusic 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    To get more out of my head... Another thing he does that is controlling is with the finances. Here are a couple of examples... After we first got married he always bought me...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 10

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    Chuck Norris is the only person who can roundhouse kick in the past, present, and future at the same time.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    heard this line from a Ryan Adams song and felt like it really summed up my life right now " pictures hanging on the wall of when we used to smile " wow ... that pretty much...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 13

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    Residual behaviors from my messed up marriage showing up as I sleep??? From the other side... I get up a half hour before my boyfriend and do my morning rituals of drinking...
    awakeforthedancechecksin awakeforthedancechecksin 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 15

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    Happy Friday everyone! Made it through another roller coaster week. These up's and down's are brutal. So let's focus on the up's. (There's plenty of down's and if you're like me...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 7 Responses Oct 17

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    A little unintentional bombshell last night. Wife had a concert, out until late (11pm). Told her I was going to upgrade her MacBook Air to OS X Yosemite after boys were in bed...
    HopefulDude HopefulDude 36-40, M 17 Responses Oct 18

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    I think the opportunity to is presenting itself! Charles and Alexandra's place in Kensington? Well we might see!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Update overdue. It's been a surreal few months. I had picked Oct 1st as my 'moving on' day but like so many others it's been hard to make the final break away. We don't live...
    daetz2012 daetz2012 51-55 6 Responses Oct 2

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    Moments Between Doors I see your door, all tightly closed, your secrets not shared, --nobody knows. Yet, when I knock, you know it's me. You let it open, and let me see That there...
    jazzzpiano jazzzpiano 51-55 1 Response Oct 12

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    My past has lead me to where I am. The experience has aged me beyond my years. The emotions I have let me know I am still alive. My family and friends are part of me. The smile...
    johnbaldwin johnbaldwin 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    I was talking to someone a couple of days back, and they asked me in passing where home was. I guess they naively meant to inquire as to where I lived. I've been something of a...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    This moment that carries on meaningless yet meaningful depending on where my heart and head meet. The moment I long for may just be around the corner so I look and wait for its...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F Oct 9

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    Just a wish to you all - have a beautiful day! Stay strong and love yourselves today - not just with your hands! My goal for the day is to get a nice solid workout in... Whatever...
    radicalradish radicalradish 36-40, F 19 Responses Oct 2

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