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Living in the Present

Where are you living: In the past, present or future?

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Visitor Comments: 32

(32) Eric, January 18, 2009 2:57 PM

What wisdom!

I've kept living in the past. I'm still guilty of this to this day in fact. The past is full of regrets - would of, could of, should of, oy vey! This isn't healthy as being hard on oneself isn't a good way to move forward. Living in the present, or the now by some philosophers, is good if one stays there. I sometimes live in the moment if it's a fun moment. Living in the future while in the present is what I do a lot of. I think of future successes such as finding a stable job and my soulmate (bashert). Thinking of the future would mean having children, raising a family, living in a nice home with a garden that I would take care of, seeing the world with a loved one, making a time capsule of memories for future generations, leaving a legacy, a mark on the Earth in many ways (such as leaving a permanent personal website), and wondering about the afterlife. I'd say that we live simultaneously in the past, present, and future.

(31) Devora, February 13, 2008 10:15 PM

I love Lori almost Live- just one correction to make

I enjoy Lori's perspective and insights so much. Just want to clarify that G-d resides in the past, present and future, but we reside in the here and now, and that is where G-d wants us to focus, while we are cognizant of what effect our present actions will have on the future. Thank you

(30) Anonymous, February 12, 2008 4:14 PM

I always come away with a new perspective

I enjoy Lori's blog very much. I have found it to be very thought provoking and I come away with a new perspective on things in each article. I am not Jewish, but I do find that fact doesn't seem to matter much to G_d, he sees us all as the same children. I look forward to the next topic she discusses.

(29) miriam, February 9, 2008 8:45 PM

helps me refocus & stay connected. Kudos to you

Thank you so much for saying what I needed to hear. Finding G-d is what I want. I can't find Him in the past, through guilt, nor can I fing Him in the future, through worry. We only have now, it is a real present. I feel happier, and much more hopeful. Thanks

(28) raye, February 8, 2008 1:35 AM

"How Important Is It " From 1-10

Lori Palatnik has a very satisfying unique way of presenting simple truths. Yes, Guilt plays a large part in dragging us back to the Past. And Worry keeps glued to the unknown Future. Do these two negative emotions influence an empty Present. If one uses a scale from 1 to 10 to evaluate "how important are the Guilt and the Worry, in the Now," they can discard them or use them for more constructive purposes.

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