Best 110 of Living in the present quotes - MyQuotes
Even as we live with the knowledge that each day might be our last, we don’t want to believe it.
Success and happiness are always missed by those who leave the present unattended to.
Tomorrow is tomorrow. Future cares have future cures, And we must mind today.
Thich Nhat Hanh
We fall back into the past, we jump ahead into the future, and in this we lose our entire lives.
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.
Ana Claudia Antunes
I'd rather be on the ground than under To feel the heavy rain and the thunder.
The eye of your mind—your intelligence; the eye of your heart—your conscience; and the eye of your soul—your instinct.
Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.
Cherish like a son, a daughter, each irreplaceable 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.
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.
The egoic mind imagines a problem, and then it imagines a solution. When we get caught up in these thoughts, we feel like we have a problem that has to be solved before we can be happy. But the problem is just imagined! When we drop out of involvement with these thoughts and into the simple experience of the present moment, we discover that everything is fine just the way it is. Life never had to be any different than it is, nor do we. We can be the "imperfect" human we are. In fact, we weren't designed to be anything other than the human being that we are.
Delphine De Vigan
Suddenly I'm happy there in the fuzziness of sleep, and maybe this is what happiness is - not a dream or a promise - just living for the moment.
Sometimes it took death for me to see life, don't live with regrets keep your head high. In a world filled with beauty I don't want to blink twice; soak up every moment because you can't stop time.
No more tomorrows. Today is the day.
For the fish, it is a question of being alive— they don’t worry about the depth of the water.
Be present. The more present one is, the less one fears an doubts.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer
I want to do a good job living today.
Pursuit of contentment is not the pursuit of an elusive tomorrow; it is the celebration of today. In that, it is the pursuit to end all pursuits.
No man can achieve a praiseworthy life unless he listens to the whisper which is heard by him alone.
Marry your future, court your present; divorce your past.
What will be, will be. I have always considered my future and my fate none of my business.
I become that what I am experiencing; consciously speaking. How do we put something like this into words?
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...
G. K. Chesterton
To him, even the momentary was momentous.
The beauty of this day doesn't depend on its lasting forever.
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.
Wait for tomorrow To think tomorrow's thoughts.
My advice for life: dance and sing your song while the party is still on.
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.
All we need to do is look up, notice where we are, and be open to the possibility of wonder.
Mindfulness is not a mechanical process. It is developing a very gentle, kind, and creative awareness to the present moment.
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.
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.
Mindfulness is observing the beauty of every moment unfolding before us.
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…
Darkness holds eternal sway over he who cannot first find the light within himself.
When other people are worried about the future, but you're at peace because you learned to live in the present.
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.
We choose to live life to the fullest because it is in our best interest to do so. - Charmainism
The forgiveness that most often eludes us is that which we grant to ourselves.
This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.
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.
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.
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.
One could not spend one's life in the imaginings of another life.
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.
See life for what it is - a blessing to be lived - rather than what is so often reduced to; a problem to be fixed.
Ana Claudia Antunes
A feeling of joy if not shared or tasted is a waste of a chance to be embraced.
THE FOUR HEAVENLY FOUNTAINS Laugh, I tell you And you will turn back The hands of time. Smile, I tell you And you will reflect The face of the divine. Sing, I tell you And all the angels will sing with you! Cry, I tell you And the reflections found in your pool of tears - Will remind you of the lessons of today and yesterday To guide you through the fears of tomorrow.