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Monday, September 13, 2010

Living in the now

Living in the now is being happy and satisfied with your life. Of course we have days of ups and downs, sorrow and joy, being dissatisfied with ourselves and being quite pleased with ourselves. We can have days filled with anger and confusion, passion and lust. We can have many, many different kinds of days.

Being satisfied with your life doesn't mean there's no room for improvement. It simply means you are comfortable with where you're headed and the means in which you are navigating your life.

When we're satisfied with ourselves we are naturally happy. We are able to take the good with the bad. We're able to cope with life's struggles.

You're probably wondering how the heck can I be so sure. What about those of us who suffer from depression, disabilities, catastrophes? We're living in the now.

I beg to differ. You're not "living" if you're not coping with your "struggles". You're being side tracked from what living your life is all about. When you can overcome your downfalls and pick up where you've left off, you're in the now.

You're in the now when you're living with what's around you and accepting the changes life brings.

When you can relate to the young and the old, the odd and the not so odd, the ugly and the beautiful, the loud and the soft. When you can function in the middle of it all, you know that you are living in the now.


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