Living in the moment.

@Pose123 (21666)
Canada
December 8, 2008 5:34pm CST
Many people spend so much time regretting the past or worrying about the future, that they forget to live in the now. Life is not about when you get married, move to a new house, start a new job, or even about when you retire.Your life is right now and will always be right now.Start enjoying your life now because it's the only time you have. The moment of your birth was now and the same will be true for the moment of your death. Remember yesterday is gone and tomorrow never comes, but each moment well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Think about it.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Sometimes we are so concern about what we don't have instead of appreciating what we have. The bigger things in life are the smaller things in life. Just going out with your family to eat ice cream could end up to be one of the happiest moments in someone's life.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
Hi Mirita, That is a very true statement. Thank you. Blessings.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
hi pose! that is so right. yup! there is nothing positive actually when we just wallow in regret or worry about the future. both instances are things that we could not do anything about. the past already happened. we should learn from our mistakes there and get on with life, using our learnings. as for the future, there is nothing wrong with preparing, but not worrying. worrying will not add another day to our lives--this will rather shorten our lives and reduce our joy. let us live in the present and make do with arranging our day so that we have nothing to regret about when it becomes the past, and that we have nothing to worry about in the future. take care and God bless you! merry christmas!
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Hi spoiled, Thanks for expressing your thoughts on this. Merry Christmas. Blessings.
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@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
9 Dec 08
That why it is called the present! However, I have so many good memories to recall in the past! On the other hand, lots of people yearn for a better and bright future, me included!
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
Hi hiddenwing, Thank you for that comment. Living in the present doesn't mean we can't enjoy our good memories, I do it all the time. It refers to not wasting our time regretting the things we did in our past. Hoping for a bright future is also much better than worrying about the bad things that may happen. Blessings.
• India
9 Dec 08
You remind me of Eckhart Tolle's "Power of Now." That book almost transformed me! Have you read that book? Yup, I agree with you 100 percent. There is nothing like living in the present. Actually, life is the present. Cheers and happy mylotting
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
Hi positiveminded, Thank you for commenting, I am reading the book and some of my ideas a similar. Blessings.
@williamjisir (22901)
• China
9 Dec 08
"Each moment well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope." Hello Pose. The above is well said and I completely agree with it. Yesterday is part of the history while tomorrow is still unknown and full of uncertainty. Only today is the most practical to us all. Thus we must make today a nice and fulfilling day out of this practice. Thank you for the nice idea, friend.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
Hi williamjisir, Thank you for commenting and I appreciate your responding to my posts. Blessings.
@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
9 Dec 08
Hey, pose123, i couldn't agree more. Wonderful words. Two of my friends have long distance relationship, and the boy loves the girl deeply, but the girl however, is worring about their future, will they marry? will their parents oppose? will they have enough money to live, will their love remain the same after years. we can't plan all these.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Hi lynettebyc, Thanks for commenting. You're right the only time we hve is now. Blessings.
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@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I definitely believe in living in the present. You can't change yesterday, so why waste time regretting it. You can't get to tomorrow without living now, so why worry about what might or might not happen in the future. I'm not against planning, but don't get so wrapped up in tomorrow that you miss today.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Hi cbreeze, You said it perfectly, thank you. Blessings.
@bgreen8 (266)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Very well said and I agree with you! Thank you for this uplifting post! I have learned to live my life day to day because we don't know if tomorrow will even come.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Hi bgreen, Thank you commenting. You're right this is the only time we have. Blessings.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Thanks for the nice reminder, Pose123. I try very hard to live in the moment and remember my time is now. I allow myself time to think and worry about the future, and then when that time is up I must return to the now. It works most of the time.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Hi makingpots, Thanks for responding. We all worry sometimes but we must remember the only time we have is now, otherwise we won't have really have lived. Blessings.
@AmbiePam (50950)
• United States
9 Dec 08
The idea seems so easy, yet I often have to stop and remind myself what is important, what is relevant to the now. And even though it is hard at first not to get ahead of myself, over time I've learned to appreciate what I have now. Who is in my life now. And it is just a more peaceful way to live.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Hi AmbiePam, Thank you for that response and I agree it does take some time because it's a new idea to most of us. Blessings.
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• China
9 Dec 08
I disagree with you.Because i am a third-year high student that should plan a target.If i enjoy my life now that i will lost many things.In different time,peoples can set up a target for themself when they complete it,they should enjoy their life at that time.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
Hi huangcheng, Living in the moment doesn't mean that you can't prepare for the future, in fact we should always prepare. It means being happy with what we are doing right now. Thank you for commenting. Blessings.