The Path of NOWS

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

 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

Living in the NOW, why is it so difficult at times?  I am constantly catching myself planning for the future. My thoughts of the past are always there reminding me what I “should have” done.  As all the quotes included within this post indicate, it is human nature to not pay attention to the present moment. Is the secret to a joyful, fulfilling life the simple, but oh so hard practice of being in the NOW?

 Forever is composed of nows.  ~Emily Dickinson

 Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat? 

~Goldie Hawn


Enjoy your forever NOWS on the path of your life!



About Moon Ventures

Somewhere Over the Moon provides the opportunity to share my pictures of nature, my original oil paintings, and quotes that make me realize something about myself and life.
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1 Response to The Path of NOWS

  1. thomas peck says:

    Hi Linda
    I agree so much about the importance of living in the now. And so hard to do! But those that can, are happy. Keepntaking the photos -a great way to focus on the moment.

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