Living the Now

16 06 2008

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“To accept the duty of this moment for God is to touch Eternity, to escape time.” – Fulton Sheen

Why is it so hard to just plain live the moment that is before us? The past is gone and the future is unknown to us. Why do we keep living everywhere but the present moment?

There is no way to undo our past and there is no way to jump to the future. I believe it is because we are trying to escape our present situations. It is easier to look back or look forward in that way we completely forget about the present moment. I would personally like to skip times of agony, indecision, loneliness, unhappiness, sadness, sorrow, pain, and depression. I realize all these emotions are rooted in the lack of my Now living. If we don’t live our Now we are not really living, we are in this world but not really present to ourselves or others.

Remember the days when you lived your Now to the fullest, never giving any thought to the past or the future? Not worrying about what people thought and moving along in life. Of course a lot of stupid stuff was done but all in all up to a point we lived. What happened along the way? Where did we begin to lose that way of thinking and began to think of other times? I really don’t know when mine began, all I know is that at this point in my life is wearing me down and I’m tired. To me, worrying about the past or the future is one of the worst robers of happiness, peace of mind and ultimately hope.

So how do we begin to live the Now?

  • Accept that you are going to die, when? Nobody knows, so start living each and every day to the fullest.
  • Do all you can today, don’t leave anything for tomorrow.
  • Don’t compromise every single minute of your life, prioritize and give your time to that which is so important to you.
  • Take time to be quiet and alone. We all need some down time to recharge in order to be able to give to others.
  • Take the time to be in nature. There is nothing more powerful than to come in touch through our senses with natures and animals. Stop and look around in detail God’s creation for you.
  • Find something to do just for fun. Not everything in life has to do with making money, take up a sport, art or volunteer work that will help you be creative.
  • Spend time with your kids, they grow up so fast.
  • Start dreaming again. If the doctor told you that you have only six months to live, what would you do? Well, think about it and do it right NOW!
  • I’m sure you can add many more things here, go ahead! Share them with me. πŸ™‚


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    5 responses

    16 06 2008
    Sherita Searcy

    Living in the moment of now is the best …and should be ONLY way we live. God gives us “daily bread….” Smile. I would also suggest looking at movies or listening to music that reminds you of the moment of now. Great post Clary. Sherita Searcy

    17 06 2008
    betty nurse

    hi clary,
    you write great things here, and those make me learn a lot of things. to be positive and realize we live in present time is the way to enjoy our live. GOD bless you. keep posting.
    lets share, and dont forget to visit my blog πŸ™‚

    17 06 2008
    Phil I

    Learn from the past, plan for the future, but most of all live in the present. Have a terrific Tuesday and wonderful remainder of your week Clary.

    18 06 2008
    Cynthia

    I’ve heard, read, dreamed Live In The Moment, so finally these words are sinking in, there is a reason I’m continually drawn to this message.

    18 06 2008
    Samnang

    The past is in eternal past. We have walked through it and carry the memories (and sometimes the scars).

    The future is ever ahead of us and is infinite.

    The present is that point in time where present becomes past, so fleeting that it is barely noticed.

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