Live in the Moment Quotes

live in the moment quotesWhile living in the moment can be a great thing that allows us to take advantage of opportunities and to be happy in that moment. There can be a negative side to only living in the moment, it can lead to only seeking instant gratification.

Too much focusing on the now can lead to disastrous consequences for our future, for example poor health, getting in debt and generally not being responsible for our actions.

While many of these quotes are great and inspiring, they shouldn’t be blindly followed.

Live in the moment quotes

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Life is available only in the present moment.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour, but this hour.”
Walt Whitman

“Life is a journey, not a destination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Forever is composed of nows.”Regret & Try Harder Quote
Emily Dickinson

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
John Lennon

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
Bill Watterson

“Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”
Eckhart Tolle

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
Thich Nhat Hahn

“Living in the present moment creates the experience of eternity.”
Deepak Chopra

“We are always getting ready to live but never living.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Act in the moment, live in the present, slowly slowly don’t allow the past to interfere, and you will be surprised that life is such an eternal wonder, such a mysterious phenomenon and such a great gift that one simply feels constantly in gratitude.”

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”
Thomas S. Monson

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
Eckhart Tolle

“All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact: Be – don’t try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.”

“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”
Albert Einstein

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
Dale Carnegie

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”
Benjamin Franklin

“You are only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Let everything happen to you”
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

“Today is life, the only life you are sure of.”
Dale Carnegie

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
Bill Watterson

“We are always getting ready to live but never living.”
Ralph Waldo Emersonlive in the moment, life quote

“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”
Eckhart Tolle

“Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”
Thich Nhat Hahn

“This is real freedom—the ability to enjoy the choices we make in every successive moment of the present.”
Deepak Chopra

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember not to take these too seriously, while there is much wisdom in these quotes, being too focused on the now all the time can be limiting. Many lessons can be learnt from digging into the past, and thinking about the future allows us to see what we really want out of life and helps us to see the consequences of our actions.

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