Live In The Moment!

Live In The Moment!

Live In The Moment!

-By Pooja Biyani

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant,
   Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,--act in the living Present,
   Heart within, and God o'erhead!

                                       -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(A Psalm Of Life)

Most of us live in the future, planning the way things need to be; or are stuck at one moment in the past. Amongst this, we forget to appreciate what we have with us, the present. Humans have the tendency to think about things they don’t have any control over. How can you change what’s already done? Similarly, how do you know if everything’s going to fall in place in the upcoming phase of your life?

I’m not saying that it’s wrong to set goals or prepare for future possibilities. All I’m trying to put out here is to live each day as it comes. Provide for contingencies but don’t compromise on today. Enjoy the journey without worrying so much about the destination. After all, if you don’t concentrate on what you have, how would you anyway achieve what you want? You can’t have any command over the results but you could surely give it your best in the present moment.

To live in the present, it is very important to focus on the now. Pay attention to your thoughts and acts, take a moment to be grateful for all that you have instead of running behind all that you want. Do what makes you happy and satisfied, and worry less. Savor each moment, breathe and remind yourself that everything is going to ultimately fall in place and you are strong enough to face everything that comes your way. In all of the chaos, it is difficult to value and cherish all that we’re blessed with, but trust me, it’s important and it makes you conscious and aware.