Best 110 of Living in the present quotes - MyQuotes
Cherish like a son, a daughter, each irreplaceable moment.
To live, love; to love, live.
Paula Heller Garland
I lit the candles and said out loud, “what am I waiting on? Someone to sell them in a garage sale for a quarter after I die?” And it was beautiful. And the smell was even more incredible than I remembered.
Live Today! Do not allow your spirit to be softened of your happiness to be limited by a day you cannot have back or a day that does not yet exist.
Marry your future, court your present; divorce your past.
What's wonderful about life is you always have to start over. No many how many meals you've eaten, words you've spoken, breaths, you've taken, you always have to start over.
Mindfulness is not a mechanical process. It is developing a very gentle, kind, and creative awareness to the present moment.
Lailah Gifty Akita
When I live each day so well, I will have no regrets when tomorrow never comes.
We can best honor our dead by livin' well. Moving' forward dusna mean y love them any less. It just means ye're still alive.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Idleness is a form of passivity in an active universe.
Your past doesn't actually exist. What you think is your past is a tiny blip of electricity in your brain happening right now. And if that's happening now, what's actually happening right now isn't really happening for you at all. This is what it is meant when people say, "live in the present.
We choose to live life to the fullest because it is in our best interest to do so. - Charmainism
Mindfulness is observing the beauty of every moment unfolding before us.
You said that you would've taken back that day if you were given a chance. But I ask you why? All things happen for a reason, right? We don't understand the details of our lives because we're so busy living day to day. We need to take a few steps back and take the whole picture in.
The oneness of life is not just a word; it is the totality of being within this moment.
Live in the present, or die in your past; it's your choice.
Live each day as if it were your last; love each day as if you will live forever.
The eye of your mind—your intelligence; the eye of your heart—your conscience; and the eye of your soul—your instinct.
The picture enclosed here is of a hibiscus that has been flowering in the parlor window one bloom at a time for what seems like a year or more. It’s getting to where I don’t remember when there wasn’t a bud or two and a flower either out or on the way. This morning there is a fresh new flower just like the one in the picture, but right next to it is the one that was new yesterday and is already spent. I don’t know whether to be happy for the beautiful one or sad for the one that is gone. I guess if I wait until tomorrow I can be sad for the one that is so beautiful now. But how can I anticipate being sad for something that is so pretty? It’s really a good thing that people can only “see” the present because we are on the same train as a hibiscus except that we are on a longer trip. I’ve told you before but it fits in here so I will say it again. Sometimes I get feeling so good that I get afraid to anticipate the loss. If life could be a series of beautiful scenes and beautiful music and pleasant visits with people we love, then life should just go on forever. I suppose that’s why people get old and feeble with wandering minds. What is can end without too much loss, and what was did not stop so will be forever. Right now and as far as I can see, I want to be this morning’s flower. I’ll be a hibiscus. You be a rose…
For every moment that is past, the angel of death keeps taking the part that is dead and we keeping living in the present. The parasite wants us to carry the past with us and that makes it so heavy to be alive.
Now is everything Now is the essence Now is the focus Focus on the now For that is the key
Darkness holds eternal sway over he who cannot first find the light within himself.
See life for what it is - a blessing to be lived - rather than what is so often reduced to; a problem to be fixed.
The radically phenomenal thing about the truth is once you find it, you can dig and dig and you’re just going to reveal more and more. There is no end when one starts digging in the direction of the truth. It’s the ultimate life adventure.
Make every day count... Even when you think it's the worst day of your life; for you never know when it'll be your last.
Ana Claudia Antunes
A feeling of joy if not shared or tasted is a waste of a chance to be embraced.
I become that what I am experiencing; consciously speaking. How do we put something like this into words?
Be present. The more present one is, the less one fears and doubts.
I understood that the attachment to myself and my image ... was actually taking me away from my self, away from this wonderful opportunity to just sit, just breathe, just feel the warm animal of my body, just feel the soft, sultry heat of June. The density of my attachment was making it impossible for me to have a truly satisfying experience of life in my body just as it was in the moment. When under the sway of this obsession, my mind's attention was always in the fantasized future, or the idealized or devalued past - never present to the reality of the moment.
I have always wished the present to resemble memory: because the present can be flat at times, and bald as a road. But memory is never like that. It makes hills of feeling in collapsed hours, a scene of enclosure made all precious by its frame.
Mindfulness is not entering into another planet. It is making you good at what you do. It is restoring your link to the source of life.
No one should let yesterday use up too much of today. Easy to say, hard to live.
It is difficult to live in and enjoy the moment when you are thinking about the past or worrying about the future.
Thich Nhat Hanh
We fall back into the past, we jump ahead into the future, and in this we lose our entire lives.
No looking back. Life goes one way only. And whatever opinions you hold about the past have nothing to do with anything but your own damn weakness. Nothing changes what already happened. It will always have happened. You either let it break you down or you don't. A simple enough lesson...
Be present. The more present one is, the less one fears an doubts.
One could not spend one's life in the imaginings of another life.
Wait for tomorrow To think tomorrow's thoughts.
C. Joybell C
We come into this world and we are taught that life is a process of attainments. Or the collection of attainments. But I have since discovered that life is a process of rising above in the moments. The river wants to flow downhill or the wave wants to take you under; but you instead sit on a rock or surf the top of that wave. We essentially all have to be mermaids, every day, to live this life. There is a constant flow of water current: going up and going down. You go up to be happy.
Don't over-focus on the negatives and under-focus the positives in your life.
It seems sometimes that we get so caught up in missing the past, or looking forward to the future, that we forget that this, right here and now, was once the days we longed for and will soon be the ones we miss.
My point is that focusing on the past, present or future can have both positive and negative effects. Excessive worry about the future can be bad, while hopes and dreams can be good. Regret because of the past can be destructive, but learning lessons from previous events and having good memories can be great. Focusing intently on the present is usually stress-relieving and liberating, but sometimes the present moment is too sad or horrible to dwell on.
Harness the power of today. Seize the blessings of today! Make something happen, enhance your life, make someone laugh, help a friend, love, love, love!
Amy Leigh Mercree
In the end, what will matter is the love shared, the hearts touched, and the laughter evoked. Seize this moment to open your heart.
When you live in the present, the past is forgotten & the future takes care of itself.
To live a little, love a little. To live a lot, love a lot.
If you would command anything, be willing to cause anything.
To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more.
No man can achieve a praiseworthy life unless he listens to the whisper which is heard by him alone.
This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.