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Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

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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-SUGARKISSES- 4/21/2020 11:44:58 AM
Beautiful. This is so good
CD18058583 9/16/2017 2:06:28 PM
Need to remind myself of this. When the blues come, I have to let them pass me by.
PIGGLEDY 3/8/2017 7:23:35 PM
Think I'll be holding on to this quote for some time - it has hit home for me - in a really good way
CD17452970 1/17/2017 9:17:25 AM
This is a quote by Lao Tzu-phlisopher and founder of Taoism. You can find similiar that I've lived by written by the Dalai Lama.

“The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, then dies having never really lived.”
ICECUB 8/21/2016 10:03:35 AM
KMMR87 6/13/2016 7:03:57 AM
Amen to this
TEACHING1ST 4/8/2016 8:52:26 AM
Excellent! Sometimes we just need to stop. take a deep breath, and access 'where we are' today! Thanks for this.
SCOTTZEPHYR 2/17/2016 12:11:46 PM
This is very appropriate!!
BROWNIEISLANDER 2/1/2016 5:46:03 AM
Good quote!
STEELER71 10/13/2015 5:41:18 AM

I love this quote. I think these are my new words to live by.
JOANNEO5 8/6/2015 7:27:57 PM
Love this quote!
LYNDOGGE 4/13/2015 3:15:22 PM
BEPKPP 3/9/2015 1:40:49 PM
I love this!
JOANNS4 12/29/2014 7:15:37 PM
I really like this quote. It is a reminder to live for today. One day at a time.
GIMMESPARK 12/26/2014 8:12:28 AM
It's almost freaky how just a few lines can sum up years and years of emotion. Great thought motivator.
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