Sometimes I need to remind myself to appreciate the good things I have in my life today. I usually think a lot about future plans, future goals and experiences or things I would like to have. This can be a bad habit if I don’t balance it out and also live in the present.
Focusing entirely on the future can be a little depressing, especially if your goals can seem unachievable for a long while, so enjoying life today is important for me to keep a smile on my face and go to sleep at night without worrying.
Here are some of my favourite quotes that provide inspiration to be happy and live in the present.
“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Learn from the past, look to the future, but live in the present.” – Petra Nemcova
“I’m learning how to live in the present and be grateful for what’s working rather than look for the ‘what’s not working’ piece.” – Ali MacGraw
He said, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” – Dalai Lama
“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.” – Unknown
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu
“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeezed Piglet. “My favourite Day,” said Pooh – Piglet & Winnie the Pooh
“Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow.” – Paulo Coelho
“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” – Buddha
“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” – Unknown
“We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“I’d fed up with someday. Of always looking forward. Of always wishing and waiting. Of concerning myself with the life I hope to happen over the one I am already living. I want to exist in the now. To be happy and satisfied here, with what I have and nothing else.” – Beau Taplin
“If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do love prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present…Gratefully.” – Maya Angelou
“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now.” – Eckhart Tolle
“The best time for new beginnings is NOW.” – Unknown
Remember…Today is a GOOD day!
I hope you all feel as good as I do after reading these quotes, giving you inspiration to enjoy life today, live in the present and help find your true happiness.
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