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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20

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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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    Related Experiences

    Moved here 3 years ago. I live in Dover. Trying to make new Female friends, Bi, Straight, lesbian. Doesn't matter. Would love to meet new people!
    TriciaSnj9 TriciaSnj9 41-45, F 38 mins ago

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    Anyone live down on the south coast in hampshire?
    rhiamia rhiamia 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am British and currently live in China. I've also previously lived in the Republic of Ireland and Greece. Thinking I'll move on again in a year or two but not sure where. Maybe...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I live here during the summer in New York, and stay with my mother in Daytona FL during the school year. I couldn't ask for a better family, it's just sad that my sister is so far...
    CarelessCassie CarelessCassie 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Why is it racist to say "All lives matter"? It's about context. When you say "All Lives Matter" in response to "Black Lives Matter" you are saying "shut up. Everyone has problems...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 18 hrs ago

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    My perfect moment was when I proposed to my girlfriend. Words cannot describe my happiness. I felt so in love when it happened and I will always remember the moment. Nothing can...
    tndemarco tndemarco 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    My first concert I've ever been to is Imagine Dragons. I have never been to any concert before that. I was nervous, because I didn't know what to expect exactly. But trust me, it...
    ayyrosa45 ayyrosa45 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Forgive the length of this, but I needed to speak. I needed to let out all the emotions raging inside of my head. It was a couple days ago... I haven't been able to think about it...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The experience is guilt I can identify it. The blur thrashing back and forth out in the deepest deep end. I can sense it past the breakers. The humming just above "the drop". A...
    faintking faintking 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And while I'm at it, in the moment!
    MadeleineG MadeleineG 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    just got back from a family wedding - it was lovely to witness such a wonderful match although my family is frought with issues between various people. I stayed a week didnt get...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    That very awkward moment when you have a big fight or argument with somebody and you leave the room slamming the door behind you. Then you stop and realise that you left something...
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Because I'm only going to be here this one time and experience every moment in only that moments time frame and it goes by faster and faster. So yeah bring it on!!! I love living...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    That moment your listening to a song on your phone while your sisters Face timing someone & her friend starts jamming out to your song... 😂🙌🏻
    Cassgirlxoxo Cassgirlxoxo 13-15 6 days ago

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    Where are you right now at this moment? (Place/City/Country)
    sharestry sharestry 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I live in USA at the moment and I want to move to the UK because my boyfriend lives there and I love him so much but we do plan on moving to Canada when we have enough money so...
    jessythekittenx jessythekittenx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    So strongSo confidentYet moments of weaknessThoughts stir withinPainResentmentLost experiencesA breath awaiting to exhaleA longing heartGuardedSilently bleeding insideDeep...
    HeartOfPoetry HeartOfPoetry 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I'm happy to be on the other side of my SM. I have long moments of feeling at peace. The Ex is still being a creep. But, it's Friday night, I'm alone. I can listen to The Carpenter...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Born in America.. Although I love Australia to bits, call it my home, and I'm even getting my citizenship. However, I feel only one thing is lacking.. That being a good dose of...
    MaryflockingPoppins MaryflockingPoppins 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 24

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    I live right along side everyone else. I participate in this world with every other human, but there is always something separating me from the rest of humanity. I can shake your...
    FermiParadox FermiParadox 31-35, F Jul 23

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    well my name is Arion i was born in the Netherlands im 22 Years old and i studied IT , and now im working for the lord, i think it is really wonderful because just 4 years ago i...
    jojo12380 jojo12380 18-21, M Jul 23

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    I started school again two days ago and since yesterday I've began to feel lost and this emptiness inside. I feel good when I'm at school but when I come out it feels as if...
    DifferentbyNature DifferentbyNature 18-21, F Jul 21

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    My life is full of awkward and humiliating moments , from nudity , to small humiliation , later for work , or at the wrong location,