The problem is we live on auto-pilot most of the time. We just let the present moment slips through our life, while our mind is either too busy dwelling on the past or straining toward the future.
One good way to learn how to live mindfully in the present is through mindfulness meditation.
It is an ancient Buddhist practice, which one is trained to intentionally focus on our daily experience. It is not easy to do it. One easy way is to concentrate on your breathing, to keep your mind from distractions.
It is definitely good for our well-being, when we are able to still our minds and become calmly aware of the present moment.
One good book you should check out is "How To Love (Mindful Essentials)" by Thích Nhất Hạnh.
Check out these 11 live life moment by moment quotes and sayings:
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Charles Dederich
today, first, life
"Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today." - Dale Carnegie
"One should count each day a separate life." - Seneca
now, time, savor
"No man is rich enough to buy back his past." - Oscar Wilde
"You can't go back to yesterday. You might not be able to visit tomorrow. You only have today." - Quotesan (The Lady Who Flirts With 11 Quotations)
back, yesterday, tomorrow, today
If past to future is a on horizontal line, the present moment is not in time - it is an vertical movement - transcending time." - Osho
past, future, present, moment, time
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." - Chinese Proverb
best, plant, now
“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going” - Tennessee Williams
memory, present, catch
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha
past, dream, future, mind
"We are always getting ready to live but never living." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Written by: Zen Fú-yún