“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddha

live in the present

Find your middle ground in the present

The answer doesn’t lie in the future or going over the past

Let the present moment be your guide

38 comments on “* Inspiration – Present

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Beautiful …. it’s the present!

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  2. Beautiful — and the photo is stunning!

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  3. Beautiful reminder of how having the right view makes life better!

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  4. Here, Now . . . where the dance of life takes place!

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  5. Yes and I am constantly reminding myself of this truth!

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  6. You offer the essence of sanity, Val.

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  7. Hi Val, I’m with you a good bit of the way but I feel we have to see life as a process and an over-focus on the present can prevent us from learning from experience and not taking heed of the future can lead to a shortsightedness which can create all sorts of complications in future ‘presents.’ Having said all that, it is definitely very fulfilling to live in the present moment and be keenly aware of what’s unfolding at all levels and between levels.

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    • I agree Jean, bringing awareness to past events and planning ahead is important for living life well. My perspective is that when we get caught up with thoughts and regrets about what is past of or spend time only dreaming about the future that we move away from appreciating the moment that we are living in right now. Its a balance that comes with awareness and appreciation for what we have here and now. 💛


  8. Thanks for the Monday inspiration, Val ❤

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  9. but i think
    i see
    my future
    in there 🙂

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  10. What a great reminder about the gift of the present moment!

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  11. Carol Ferenc

    Beautiful message and beautiful image!

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  12. Very beautiful post Val and important for our mental health to live in the moment without worrying about either past or future;

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  13. My mind stays clear and open when I live in the present. I love the image. Thanks for always inspiring us Val.

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  14. Yes. So reminds me of:

    On this path
    let the heart be your guide
    for the body is hesitant and full of fear

    ~ Rumi

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  15. Beautiful guidance! If we could adhere to it, life would be so much fuller.

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  16. Present is what we thought in the Past.
    Present is what we want to be in the future.
    Present be the inspiration as you have said.

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