Popular Quotes To Motivate You To Live In The Moment 

Need some inspiration to live in the moment? Got ya covered. 

Check out these Popular Quotes on Living In The Moment: 

  • “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The only way to deal with the past is to accept it, embrace it, and then let it go.” – Dan Millman
  • “I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” – Kerry Washington
  • “If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present…Gratefully.” – Maya Angelou

  • “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” – Eckhart Tolle
  • “Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray
  • “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane
  • “The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.” – Alan Watts
  • “When we laugh at the joy in everyday life we realize that the world is not such a serious place after all.” – Dee Waldeck

  • “Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  • “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”- Matthew 6:34
  • “Life is available only in the present moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
  • “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  • “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. Why are we such fools—such tragic fools?” Dale Carnegie
  • “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” – Eckhart Tolle
  • “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 a 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.” – Unknown
  • “In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.” – Victoria Moran

  • “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” – Abraham Maslow
  • “Life is now in session. Are you present?” – John St. Augustine
  • “Let go of your attachment to the past; let go of your fears about the future. All we have is this moment.” – Leo Buscaglia
  • “A good time to laugh is any time you can.” – Linda Ellerbee

  • “I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.” -Unknown
  • “Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10
  • “The only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • “The more you are focused on time – past and future – the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle
  • “The present moment is a powerful goddess.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin
  • “Mindfulness is like a gym membership for your brain, except I keep forgetting to go.” – Unknown
  • “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa
  • “I was going to be productive today, but then I decided to be present instead.” -Unknown
  • “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

  • “In the end, the only thing that matters is how well you lived, how well you loved, and how well you learned to let go of the things not meant for you.” – Unknown
  • “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” ― Alice Morse Earle
  • “I practice mindfulness every day. Especially when I’m trying to remember where I left my keys.” – Unknown
  • “Instead of bracing yourself for the perils of the unknown. Embrace the joy that is here, in your present moment.” – Michelle D. Rosado

  • “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” – Richard Bach
  • “The best way to create a better future is to do your best at this very moment.” – Debasish Mridha
  • “What matters is what we do with the life we have.” – Carrie Ryan
  • “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” – Brené Brown
  • “We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” – Maya Angelou

  • “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman
  • “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.” – Francis Bacon
  • “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” -Robert Breault
  • “Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.” — Dale Carnegie
  • “‎You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” ― Jan Glidewell

  • “Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” -Eckhart Tolle
  • “To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.” – Nancy Reagan
  • “Trust in your deepest strength of all: to be present, to be wakeful.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • “The moments that I’ve allowed – or forced – myself to stop, to rest, to breathe, to connect. That’s where life is, I’m finding. That’s where grace is. That’s where delight is.” -Shauna Niequist

  • “Tomorrow is tomorrow. Future cares have future cures, And we must mind today.” ― Sophocles
  • “Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “I learned that faith isn’t about knowing all the right stuff or obeying a list of rules. It’s something more, something more costly because it involves being present and making a sacrifice. Perhaps that’s why Jesus is sometimes called Immanuel – ‘God with us.’ I think that’s what God had in mind, for Jesus to be present, to just be with us. It’s also what He has in mind for us when it comes to other people.” -Bob Goff
  • “The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” – James Taylor

  • 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
  • “Every instant of our lives is essentially irreplaceable: you must know this in order to concentrate on life.”
  • ― André Gide

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