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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    This is one of the memorable moment I had in over 3 years. I have others but this one exceeds them all. If only I could go back to this time in my life. It is a amazing thing...
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    No I dont want to live there. People say that there is more Ice, Snow, chilly and Heavenly in Kashmir. I am just Perplexed to see the beauty of Kashmir!! 0_0 and that is just on...
    Pianist1090 Pianist1090 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I am thankful to live in this country. Today I remember all the people who have died for freedom I enjoy.
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I hate the area I live in I want to run away
    Kittyk22 Kittyk22 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Tina Turner - "I'm Ready" I was happy with the fear Every moon was new I was searching for myself I was happy with the fear Every moon was new I was searching for myself...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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    It took me a while, but I’ve come to rely on live view a lot in my photography. When I acquired a Canon EOS 5D Mark II I assumed that the main improvement over my previous...
    zhaoyiyi zhaoyiyi 22-25, M May 7

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    Not in the exact moment but in the aftermath. I was driving along the road and the cars infront started to pull into the side og the road, they stopped and started to run along...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M May 14

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    Life has become so very very fast, quick paced, with a massive amount of damands placed on our time. When this all gets too much, my body goes into autobrake mode. This has...
    Firewulff1978 Firewulff1978 36-40, M 3 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 9 Responses Apr 25

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    That library witnesses everything..happiness, sadness, anxiety, enjoyment, love,..how i met my crush, how i was able to complete my assignments, PowerPoint presentations..how me...
    Elaina12 Elaina12 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    Living in the moment doesn't make you immature. It makes you free.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    It’s not about how many times you meet. It’s about how long that one special moment leaves an impact on your life.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I believe If we all take a moment out of our lives to do a selfless act, we could really make a difference. Last Tuesday, I was having a really bad day. My whole world seemed to...
    IanMoone9019 IanMoone9019 26-30, M 1 Response a week 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 Apr 25

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    It's a horrible feeling to see what's going wrong in my life and that of very dear friends and not being able to do anything against it. That is the case in my present situation...
    haraldr haraldr 70+ 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What do you mean intimate moments? Many of you could relate intimate momentis to bed moments with your partner. Or a sweet and deep kiss. Yeah, it's righ but not just that. To me...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take but by the moments that take our breathe away
    rebeccacatherine270 rebeccacatherine270 16-17, F Apr 27

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    For the last few weeks i have been having a recurring dream where i am in bed, during the day, having amazing sex with a friend of both mine and my wife’s. The person i have been...
    watertrance watertrance 41-45, M 1 Response May 4

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    If you live your life on autopilot, you’re bound to crash when skies get stormy.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    All of my life I've owned miniature weenie dogs. My last one called "Kay-Kay" was a real character. My daughter and I were reminiscing about Holidays of the past. I asked my...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses