Tag: Moments

How Do You Treat This Moment?

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All you have is this moment. No matter where you have been, what you done for yourself, where you are, where you are going, one thing is clear: Everything is happening in your life right now. All you have is now. All you will ever have is now. Why are you not enjoying it?

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them…”- Michel de Montaigne

Because we live in the past, not in the present. We don’t live in the moment. We live in the future. We think where we are going is better than where we are. But the opposite is true. If you we have the courage to focus on where we are, we will do better in the future. Most people waste their lives by living in the past. No matter what may have happened to you in the past, don’t relive it. It is in the past. You are no longer living in the past. You are living in the present. Since living in the present is the only way forward, why not love it, why not live it, why not embrace it?

Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will…”– Michel de Montaigne

If you want to go forward in your life, you must live in the moment. This moment is important. Don’t waste it. Live it. Enjoy it. Be thankful for having it. Philosopher Eckhart Tolle writes, “This one moment, now, is the only thing you can never escape from. The one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens. No matter how much your life changes. One thing is certain. It’s always now. Since there is no escape from the now, why not welcome it, become friendly with it.” The moment is always there. We live it everyday. So if we want to make it better, if we want to enjoy the moment, we must pay attention to it.

Your Present Is Just As Important As Your Future

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“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”- Richard Bach

And the best way to pay for your future is to enjoy the moment. If your present is just as important as your future, then why are you ignoring it? Why are living in the future? Why are you not paying attention to what is going on around you? Remember, if you want to get things done, you must live in the moment, not in the future.

It is okay to think about the future. But

If your future is all you keep thinking about, remember, your present is just as important as your future. If you don’t take care of where you are right now, the future you are planning for won’t be there for you. To keep your future alive, take care of the moment. It is all you have.