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It is a great feeling to live in the present - one day at the time. I can relate to it, even if it was difficult at first I am grateful for this ability. Buddha said:

"The Secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly"

Tyson, thanks for posting. That statement by the Buddha pretty much says it all. We could get rid of all of our "spiritual books" and just use that as our guide.

Such trouble we humans have doing this, though. We fight like hell to avoid being in reality, seeing what is in front of us, in the present moment. It seems to me that we're at a point in human evolution where our survival demands we move beyond that way of living. "Grow or die", in other words. Not necessarily a bad thing ... I'd say it shows that the human race is ready to grow. Like the baby chick outgrowing the egg it's gestated in. If it tried to stay inside the shell, it would die.

i am so happy you've found 'this' place

this: your blog
your new surroundings
your new feelings
your new state

enjoy the now

Me, too, Marlaine. My new state in more ways than one. :) :)


i arrived here from Tyson's cocomments & ironically his living in the present*

i was helped by Eckhart Tolle & his book The Power of Now*

so when i saw the word now*



Thanks for stopping by! I've gotten a lot out of Eckhart Tolle's work, and have his CDs to listen to while driving.

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