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4 Easy Steps To Help You Live In The Present Moment

Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 15, 2007

New Year's Eve 2003 Fireworks, Omaha, Nebraska
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Living In The Present Moment — by Catherine Morgan

Are you only concerned with adding days to your life, and forgetting to add life to your days? If so, you are not alone. This is a problem many of us have, and the reason we should all try to make a conscious effort, to live in the present moment.

When we are living in the moment, we are totally immersed in what we are doing. I’m not suggesting in any way, that we should attempt to live in the moment 100% of the time, as much as it would be great if we could, it’s just not practical. To do that, we would be setting ourselves up for failure. What I want you to do, is just make an “attempt” at living in the present moment, this is a positive start, and in the right direction. So, how can you start? Well, you start with “awareness”.

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13 Responses to “4 Easy Steps To Help You Live In The Present Moment”

  1. ggwfung said

    these are some good tips, even for a male member of the species. We can be engaged, and process what’s in front of us now, rather than thinking back or ahead.

    Concentrate on here and now.

    ggw

  2. I agree, thanks for your comment.

  3. Julie said

    A desire to live in the present moment seems to be blossoming in the collective consciousness of our species. It’s like on some level, we’re all feeling our awareness rise, that life, as we’ve lived it, is out of kilter, and we’re trying to find our way back.

    I read a book recently that changed the way I see the present moment. It’s called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Powerful stuff.

    Thanks for your post. Every time one person focuses others in the right direction, a ripple glides across the face of the universe.

    Julie (www.ofsandandstars.com)

  4. Hi Julie,

    Thank you for your comment. I think you are right, I hope you are right. I haven’t heard of the book you mentioned, but I think I will look it up. Thanks.

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  6. ionios said

    don’t people(esp women) live in the moment anyway? what was the point of this blog exactly? if anything, you should be discourating people from living in the moment. it’s the reason our ‘culture’ is so shallow and retarded.

    • Many people (esp women) do not (I am sorry but I am just talking about my experience and not being harsh on women or counting others experience) and many do not learn to live in the present even if they are people who have done a masters in psychiatry. There’s no harm done with the blog from Catherine. Some people will surely benefit.

  7. you say – “what was the point of this blog exactly?”

    First – This is a post within a blog, there is much more to this blog than this post.

    Second – I don’t agree with you that our culture is either “shallow” or “retarded”.

    Third – It would appear to me, that you read nothing more than the title of this post and then decided to leave a rude comment.

    *If you are not interested in the topics I cover in this blog, then please feel free to not visit here anymore…This is my “personal” blog, and I will NOT tolerate TROLLS.

    Have a nice day.

  8. RDY said

    Thanks for your post! It’s hard to quiet your mind sometimes to truly experience the present moment. Especially with jobs, kids and responsibilities. These kinds of tools are always helpful :-)

  9. Tim said

    There is another book that is outstanding on this topic – The practicing mind by Thomas Stearner

  10. Oh!!! it’s a really old blog….. I responded to Ionios’ comment after finding your blog as a possible related blog in my blog… Anyways, good one….

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