Live in the present Quotes

These are my favorite inspirational Quotes about living in the present. I hope you enjoy them.

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow:
Our life is the creation of our mind.
Buddha


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If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now,
all negativity would dissolve almost instantly.
It could not survive in your presence.
Eckhart Tolle

Pile up too many tomorrows and you’ll find that you’ve collected nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays.
The Music Man

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present ~ which seldom happens to us.
Jean de la Bruyère

Remember then: there is only one time that is important~Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.
Leo Tolstoy 

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely.
Kay Lyons

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
Michael Cibenko 

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.
Joan Rivers  

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne Dyer

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Francis Bacon 

The meeting of two eternities, the past and future….is precisely the present moment.
Henry David Thoreau

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.
Oprah Winfrey

The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty or judgmental about any other time, the better I feel about the quality of my work.
Wayne Dyer

If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today.
Author Unknown 

Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
Leo Buscaglia  

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. “Why,” I answered without a thought, “now.”
David Grayson

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
Dale Carnegie

The past is a good place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
Author Unknown

The past is never there when you try to go back.  It exists, but only in memory.  To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess.
Chris Cobbs 

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
Mary Jean Iron

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau

Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace.
Author Unknown

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
James Baldwin

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment~this day~is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day~each moment of this day~a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
Dan Custer 

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
Coreta Kent

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.
~ L. Thomas Holdcroft

“Old times” never come back and I suppose it’s just as well.  What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better.
George E. Woodberry

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

Don’t let the past steal your present.
Cherralea Morgen

One today is worth two tomorrows.
Benjamin Franklin

Know the true value of time! Snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no procrastination. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Philip Chesterfield

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

Forever is composed of nows.
Emily Dickinson

I never think of the future.  It comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein

We may make our future by the best use of the present. There is no moment like the present.
Maria Edgeworth

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Alan Watts

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

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it.  But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.  ~John Newton  -

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham Maslow

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.
Margaret Bonnano

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you’re hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.
Art Buchwald

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.
Montaigne 

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.
Author Unknown

Present-moment living, getting in touch with your ”now,” is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it does appear.
Wayne Dyer

Forever is composed of nows.
Emily Dickinson

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it.
Leo Buscaglia

If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.
Author Unknown 

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. 
James Thurber

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle, From the book: The Power of Now


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