Live In The Moment

Carissa A —  January 1, 2014 — 1 Comment

In the spirit of the New Year, I have a resolution. It’s pretty simple, it’s kind of cliche, but here we go: live in the moment. It may seem overrated and overstated, but in the sacred words of Ferris Bueller:

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It may come as a shock to some, but time is constantly ticking by. You’re getting older and you’re hopefully getting wiser. Life is happening, as it does, and it’s growing shorter. I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Wherever you are, be all there.” The challenge is actually living that way. Human nature seems to hunger for the supposed stability of the future. We are always waiting for the next thrill, something that we think will finally bring us contentment, because the moment you’re living right now is desperately lacking.

tumblr_mymu7vJp0H1qe52v7o1_500Common mistakes:

X 1) Living in the past. Your experiences can weigh on you as much as the weight of the future. Regrets are abundant and nostalgia can be a vicious slave-master.

X 2) Living in the future. The next year holds many opportunities and terrors and adventures and soon-to-be-made memories. Anxiety can be paralyzing. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t have a healthy awareness of your future, or always be looking forward, but don’t let that prevent you from fully living where you are right now.

✓ 3) Living in the moment. Easier said than done. Easier slapped on a hipster photo blog than carried out in real life. Time is fleeting and contentment is elusive. So wherever you are, be all there. Recognize the everyday beauty surrounding you. And be surprised by the surreal contentment that follows.

Carissa A

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One response to Live In The Moment

  1. Dear Author,
    It once again is a pleasure to read your writing for it has such potential. This post specifically touches the boundaries of living life in its fullest as some would say. Your three points are very much so true but can be altered to different people living within different atmospheres. So if I may (not to be rude or intruding) I would care to add my own points as well. First I would like to say that one should live in the past present and future at once whilst enjoying the beauty that our Great and Powerful Lord has set before us to bring about pleasure. In order for one to live in past present and future at once; one must use their knowledge and understanding of the past to apply to what happens to you in your life at the time, then think about how that might settle with your terms in the future (keep in regard that everything has already been put in motion by God for Good). I do “love” (quotations referring the word to a post of yours earlier on) the way that you put “good” things don’t last for ever and bad things won’t as well because it really, to me I think, reflects back on you the author because it shows that you are positive in hard time or at least try which is more than I could say about many. Never author, never stop thanking The Lord for the beauty that He made in the world around us and the beauty from you. Now I think I’ve summed up just what I want to put down here. Until another time my dear author never stop writing so beautifully and arivoir.

    Thanks again,
    The Dr.

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