Live in the present


I am telling my story to a first year college student taking his second semester that failed three major subjects when I was freshman. He told me that I is wasted but I smile and answer him, No! it wasn’t. I value it as I learn something. When he told me about getting perfect passing grade on his exam I told him that I had that experience too. Passing and failing gives you both experience that you can use now and in the future.

It is more wasted when you pass the exam but didn’t learn or used it in your life living the present. Good for those who experience failure that knows the pain of being left behind. The past will support you to live in the present; you just have to learn from it to use them well. Your past will tell your strength and weakness.

How to live in the present?

Start giving thanks to God for having your days and to live forward enjoying His blessing. Start breathing the air and affirm that you are happy to have your life to live.

Smile and feel it. It is really hard to smile when you feel sad, but keep smiling and eventually you will find yourself happy. Sounds like crazy but try it, it works.

Don’t worry about the past; instead use them to make your day. What you have learned and experienced will help you to deal in the present. It’s your chance to make change and succeed.

Make priority and manage your time. We only have 24 hours per day so make the most of it productive without stress. Know your schedule and avoid delay and you will enjoy the result of having more time.

Express your love and share it as you have more than enough. When you give love then you receive love too.

Forgive specially to those people who ask. Forgiving It is the best way to let go of your grudges. Grudges will stole your happiness in the present, forgive and let go of your grudges.

In the summary: I just want to take note that it’s hard to live in the present when you still live in the past. There are more ways to live in the present. Think positively and you will find it.

Live in the present

15 replies
    • Johanna
      Johanna says:

      I agree with you 🙂 I can forgive some people, but I can never forget the bad things they have done to me. For those who ask for my forgiveness, who am I to deprive them of that? Hindi din naman ako perpektong tao.

  1. Ty Neal
    Ty Neal says:

    Awesome post, living in the present is key to successful living, I notice you said keep a smile on your face, when people are going thru down times in there life it very hard for them to smile but if you do smile it easy to feel the victory that you are about to step into.

    Great post

    Ty Neal

  2. April Marie Tucker
    April Marie Tucker says:

    This is great Dlysen, I am glad I stopped by!! It is true you must live in the present and let your past experiences drive you to take action. Many people use their past experiences to put them in action and take charge of their financial future. We must learn to embrace our past and use it as our ultimate motivator. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Johanna
    Johanna says:

    I agree with your post, Dlysen. We must live in the present and not worry about the past. We can only learn from our mistakes, and it's best not to make them again in the future.
    I smile to other people even if I have some problems that are making me sad, but I think that problems and issues do not mean that you have no right to smile and be happy at that moment. A smile can really go a long way. 🙂

  4. Akos Fintor
    Akos Fintor says:

    Hey DLYSEN,

    Yep, living in the present is the only way to slow down the obsessive thinking of ours that act like virus. Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now sums it all up very well.
    thanks for the share!



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