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Motivational Quote - If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living for the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

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We often spend a lot of time ruminating on the past or agonizing over the future. Instead, take a deep breath and try to be present as much as possible. Don't let your past and future lives get in the way of the wonderful life you're living right now.

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STEELER71

10/9/2014 4:41:58 AM

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This is the most wonderful quote. I'm taking one day at a time.

MAMABECKTN59

10/6/2014 3:06:33 PM

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I really like this quote! Something to strive for.

FALL2013

8/12/2014 9:13:06 PM

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This is so true.. believing it and mindful of the drift back to the old way of thinking will help me.

ROBBIEMARIE

5/10/2014 7:55:48 PM

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Trying so hard to do this!

VAINVT

3/24/2014 8:35:51 AM

I am normally a cheerful person because I choose to be cheerful rather than glum, but yesterday I was very sad. It was my mother's birthday, and she died almost three years ago.

LOVEBONNIELOVE

3/5/2014 5:23:04 PM

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Yes!

VWANT21

11/23/2013 9:29:27 PM

This was a really meaningful comment to read. After having so many "failures" in the past and having to worry about worklife and finances, this comment really puts it into perspective for me. Thanks.

WRITEAWAY

11/22/2013 8:19:21 PM

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Are we not "allowed" to disagree with this and find this to be UNhealthy?

I'm not a fan of repression. If you're feeling sad....? Implied is, "stop it" (to be a better person). What the what??? What are reasons for sadness? Is sadness the same as grief? Is sadness BAD??? (a beloved pet or family member passed away....you lost your job... a flood crushed your house....)

It's my belief that we have the opportunity for a range of human emotions, and in them, learn, love, heal, grow....or sure, yes, fall apart or succumb to a list of negative responses.

Sadness is not a "wrong" emotion. RAGE, rage is too much---it's a pumped up uncontrolled kind of anger that is unhealthy for the self and society. On the whole, there are not "bad emotions" and "good emotions". Humans have emotions and we choose healthy or unhealthy means to live with them, and the situations that brought the feelings about.


The whole thing is absurd.

Anxiety? It's not a great feeling, but contextually if one is ....about to give one's dissertation (all the work of ten+ years resting on a moment).....one *might*, in a normal and healthy way, in that present moment, feel quite anxious.


Define peace.

What if we're unsettled about something---not at peace---such that we ACT on it. My Aunt saw laborers in her company without proper footwear. She felt anxious about that---for their sake. *She told me*, "since I know something is wrong, I am responsible to do something about it." She bought them all steel-toed workboots.


meh. pity platitudes. this one got me riled up.

ZMADAME

11/22/2013 2:48:50 AM

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This really struck a nerve with me

MAYBER

11/21/2013 9:48:56 AM

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It took a long time for me to learn to live this quote am finally content and happy today
One day at a time
Love Prayers Peace

WALKIN4JEANIE

11/11/2013 7:41:38 AM

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I really needed this today. Thank you!

IRONWOMAN46

10/9/2013 10:14:06 AM

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That really puts things in perspective....

JENKMAMAMIA5

9/20/2013 10:03:15 PM

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I found this quote so true. I am going to work harder to find peace within my self instead of agonizing over the past and being to anxious of what's yet to come. I going to work on taking things one day at time.

JENKMAMAMIA5

9/20/2013 10:03:06 PM

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I found this quote so true. I am going to work harder to find peace within my self instead of agonizing over the past and being to anxious of what's yet to come. I going to work on taking things one day at time.

VASGAS

9/2/2013 6:30:08 PM

Love this quote. Thank you!

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