Live In The Moment

Live In The Moment

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I don’t own much, but I have a lot to live for. And so do you. But you know this already. Paring down my possessions over the last two years has afforded me more free time and more freedom and a less stressful life. That’s why I’m trying a new experiment this month. I’m going to clear my damn plate—a phrase my mother used to use with vigor—and focus on one thing at a time (viz. place one thing on my empty plate at a time).

There is little-to-no physical clutter in my life, but I still get stressed out
sometimes; I get stressed out by self-imposed deadlines, by other people’s expectations, by my own standards of supposed accomplishment, by constant interruptions that I can control.

I am in control, just as you are in control. We must remember that.
This is my life, I am in charge, and I have the freedom to do what I want.

So next month I’m going to clear my plate, and I’m going to do only one thing at a time. All the time. I’m not going to take my computer with me when I want to read a book or exercise or visit a friend. I’m not going to check my phone when I’m eating a meal with someone. I’m not going to brush my teeth while I browse through email.

I’m going to be in the moment. If I’m on the Internet, then I’ll give my full
attention to that, not the other way around. If I’m reading a book, I’ll read a book. If I’m writing, I will write. If I’m interacting with you, I’ll interact with you, uninterrupted.

I will live my life, one moment at a time. The moments of our lives deserve our full attention. So let’s give our lives the attention they deserve and start living a more meaningful life, one that we don’t hate, one that we love.
Care to join me? Want to clear your damn plate for a month? Let’s do it together.

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Note :- This is a short excerpt from the book “Minimalism: Essential Essays” by  Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. This is a must read book if you’d like to improve your living via Minimalism, a tool which teach us to live life with the less, to live life contentedly. Another book which opens the fields of power within, which inspires us to live in the moment, to live in the NOW, is, “The Power Of Now : A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment“. Must read, both of them.

Moral & Thoughts

  • The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment. –  Lauren Kate
  • The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. – Thomas S. Monson
  • If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now – Simone Elkeles
  • Live In The Moment.