the important moment’s now
“Never let yesterday use up
too much of today.” — Will Rogers
(the most important moment’s the 1 you’re in..
it’s the only 1 you can change)
“Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating.
You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.” — Sara Paddison
Where is your mind right now? Are you caught in the expectation of the future or in the memories of the past? Life is playing to us right now, in this very moment, and most of us are missing the most important moment: Now! Our mind is constantly worrying about what may or may not happen next or indulging in the feelings of already past experiences. In the process, life passes by and we miss living the full potential of the moment. Stop for a second, look around, look inside. How is your body feeling right now? How is the space that surrounds you? Take a big breath and listen. Life is here and this moment is perfect as it is. Surrender.
~Elias Scultori in “Life — a Journey or an Endless Expectation?“
Yesterday, Now, and Tomorrow:
Your Present Moment Determines Your Future
Present Moment Awareness:
A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Living in the Now
No Regrets: A Ten-Step Program for
Living in the Present and Leaving the Past Behind
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This is the moment to live, to create the life that you have imagined moment by moment and enjoy the greatest peace. Live in this moment and you will have a peaceful life, and you can direct the source of flow for everything that you want and goals that you are inspired towards. The present moment is a quick brief breath. It is the only moment that you have to do the work, to dream, to create, to inspire, to lead, to pick yourself up. Do you think that you have some day or tomorrow? No, there is no other day. Because when the next day comes it is today once again. Your life is made up of increments of present moments that flow together to create another present moment, and another.
Your actions in this present moment determine your future. Is your present moment one of complaining? So change it in the next present moment. Is your present moment one of gratitude? Take it to the next higher level. In this present moment you are perfectly fine. You don’t need anything. You do not need to change. You are peaceful. If you choose to change, then you can do so by focusing on what you want to become. If you are worrying or fretting, then you are not exactly in the present moment but you are concerned about a projected moment somewhere in the future or a moment that has already passed. These are projected future moments that may never come to pass. A past moment is done, but it keeps going on in your mind and your heart. I wasted a lot of my life worrying about the past and the future. I realized how much I missed because I was preoccupied with that future or what was already done that I wanted to go back in time to change. You can’t change what is behind you. You can only readjust, readapt, recreate yourself now. Don’t wait.
~Katheryn Hoban in “Present Moment“
If you let your mind drift to the past and the future, you’re not living in the present. You are missing out on living fully in the present moments that can never be re-captured. You miss out on the beauty all around you. You are not focused on the activity you are engaged in. You’re not tuned in to the person talking to you. You are not making the most of the gifts of life.
If you find you are living less in the present than you would like, here are some things you can do:
- Sit quietly and experience your five senses.
- Check in with your feelings.
- Stop doing and start being.
- Breathe slowly and deeply.
~David B. Bohl in “The Only Moment is Now: Where Are You Living?“
[click thru for more info on these 4 means of staying present]
“The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.”
— Bill Cosby —
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