Live Your Life In The Present

This is a daily reminder to myself. Live your life in the present moment. Sounds easy enough, but how often do we find our minds dwelling on the past? The “what ifs” of life. If only I had done this or said that. Dwelling on the past robs you of the present moment. The past can’t be changed. We can learn from it, but it’s the past. It’s over and done.

Or how often do our minds start dwelling and worrying about the future? What if “this happens”? How will I handle it? What will I do?

In both cases, you have just ignored “the present”.  The past is old news and can’t be changed. The future hasn’t happened and all of the worry in the world can’t change it.

As I said, I remind myself of this daily to embrace what is happening at the present moment and to not let it slip by without embracing and enjoying it. If the present moment is that painful, I have faith that it will become “the past” before it consumes me.

The photograph is a sunset over the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad, California near where we use to live.

Thoughts?

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23 thoughts on “Live Your Life In The Present

  1. purpleslob

    I need to have this tattooed on my forehead, in reverse, so I can see it in the mirror!! I have a bad habit of doing both wrong things. Thanks for the reminder to live in the present!!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It helps keep me grounded….I tend to try and solve all the future problems long before they happen and most of them never do. Thanks for stopping by Brad! Have a great week!

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  2. Annie

    I often forget this but maybe as a daily prayer as part of my morning routine is a good thing. Love that sunset. On this coast, it’d be the sunrise. 😊

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I have it as part of my daily prayer and often during the day I lift it up to Him to keep me focused on the present moment. It has made a difference in my daily life. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I’ve made it a part of my daily prayer and it has made a difference. I’m one that is mentally always jumping ahead to next months issues or next year and proactively focusing on staying in the moment has made a difference. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. denisebushphoto

    I agree that it is easy to waste time dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. I remind myself to live in the present often but not everyday like you. It’s a good daily practice for sure!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Trust me….by mind needs reminded daily and even after I remind myself, I’ll find myself wandering down that future path of worry!! Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! Much appreciated!

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  4. Felipe Adan Lerma

    Wonderful perspective, Kirt! Something I need to remind myself of almost each day, but especially like the way you express it – thank you! Great sunset to go with the thoughts too ❤️

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  5. lorriebowden

    I love it, Kirt! Mindfulness is no easy task…but dwelling somewhere that has no benefit doesn’t make sense. Thanks for directing me here…this is just what I need in this moment. Hope that this weekend is full of all good things.

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