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Are you in the Present?

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The mind travels without an agenda

awakening the memories of the past, from its slumber,

hijacking our today,

 into the unknown fears of the future.

 Oscillating between the two ends of the spectrum

our “now” sacrificed at the altar of this tussle.

The key is just a simple choice we make

from the millions of moments that weave our life

lease not, your present, to yesterdays and tomorrows

for they are tenants who only add heartaches and anxieties.

In this transient world, all that matters is “Now”,

for the living in the present is the best gift to self!

Dodoggocafe’s poetry prompt : Key, travel, choices

78 comments on “Are you in the Present?

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  2. kinge
    April 30, 2021

    Well said and expressed. True, worries of the past and anxiety over future unknowns only steals today’s present gifts.

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  3. Nawazish
    April 30, 2021

    A wonderful message R

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Daya Bhat
    April 30, 2021

    Nice one !
    What an irony that we , though living in the present, face the crisis of tearing ourselves from past and future so often. Makes sense all the more in the current scenario.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      April 30, 2021

      I know Daya. Giving in to the fear that is ruling our world today, will steal all the peace from today. We just need to live and take each day at a time.
      Thanks and stay safe ❤️

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  5. Kritika
    April 30, 2021

    So true words. I loved your weaving.
    ‘lease not, your present, to yesterdays and tomorrows
    for they are tenants who only add heartaches and anxieties.’

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Sadje
    April 30, 2021

    Beautiful, wise words Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. vishalbheeroo
    April 30, 2021

    the tenants adding heartache and anxiety…how true living in today and the world is still showing us how to make the post. The words striking a chord to stay in the stillness of the moment and reverberating in lone spirits.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 30, 2021

      Yes Vishal. While it is true for life in general, but more so in today’s scenario where only the now matters.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Indira
    April 30, 2021

    Beautifully written about the ‘now’, Radhika…. ‘here’ and ‘now’!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ashok
    April 30, 2021

    I am very much Now 😊 thank you so much for asking Radhika 😅

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      May 1, 2021

      You have mastered the art of living Ashokji. You are truly blessed 🙏💖

      Liked by 1 person

      • ashok
        May 1, 2021

        I am still a learner Radhika and am still a seeker. You are very kind to me. But yes I am blessed – God has always been very kind to me 🙏

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      • radhikasreflection
        May 1, 2021

        One is always a learner and seeker in life Ashokji, but very few humble souls accept the fact. You are one of them 🙏💖

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      • ashok
        May 1, 2021

        💖👏

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  10. Secrets
    April 30, 2021

    I have been sitting here reflecting on your words Radhika, you have written a beautiful piece urging the reader to take stock of the how many ‘nows’ have been sacrificed and how many more they are willing to let go of. Masterfully written as always.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      May 1, 2021

      Thanks dear Bree for your lovely comment. Yes, the focus sadly moves either on the past or future. Very few learn to live in the Now😊

      Liked by 1 person

  11. utahan15
    April 30, 2021

    living in the now
    and how
    so to hip hip hurrah~

    Liked by 1 person

  12. HemasSphere
    April 30, 2021

    Awesome. Deep. Loved reading it.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 30, 2021

    Beautifully said. Nothing exists but the ever present and to live in the Here and Now is the Reality. Lovely poem, Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. akshita1776
    April 30, 2021

    Well said!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
    April 30, 2021

    Wise words Radhika. Its so important to live in present without worrying about future or regretting about past. As it bring nothing but sadness and uncertainty.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 1, 2021

      I agree. But invariably we keep shifting our thoughts between the past and future forgetting to stop in the present. Thanks!!

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  16. Pallavi
    April 30, 2021

    Such profound and true words!!! Though provoking.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Olivia Ava
    April 30, 2021

    Wonderful writing💙

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Awesome poem for everyone in this world. Your words are so beautiful, yes present is a valuable gift most of the time we are not giving.

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  19. Rishika Jain
    April 30, 2021

    Living in the present is bliss, loved and felt this so much ❤️💯

    Liked by 1 person

  20. flynthings
    April 30, 2021

    Well said!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Ashish kumar
    May 1, 2021

    True indeed… Living in the present is the best gift one can offer to himself… Great message conveyed in this beautiful poem…

    Liked by 1 person

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    May 1, 2021

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  23. michnavs
    May 1, 2021

    this is so beautiful Radhika and it had me thinking too…

    Liked by 1 person

  24. -Eugenia
    May 1, 2021

    Wise and beautiful words, Radhika!

    Like

  25. HappySoul
    May 1, 2021

    I lovvvvve this … so much in tune with my thoughts … every line spoke to me .. lovely poem R

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  26. Offshorewriter
    May 2, 2021

    Couldn’t agree more, very well penned ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  27. ahiricreates
    May 2, 2021

    Such true words! ✨
    Loved the way you weaved the words! Great post ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Welestia
    May 2, 2021

    Wonderful poem! Your poem very well captures the psychology behind why not all of us are able to focus on the present moment, and how important it is to make the right choice that promotes our well-being. Hence, my favourite line from your poem is “The key is just a simple choice we make from the millions of moments that weave our life”.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 3, 2021

      Thanks a lot my friend for your lovely input and feedback. Yes, many of us are unable to be present in the now. If one learns this art, then the quality of life will improve manifold!!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Cindy Georgakas
    May 2, 2021

    Brilliantly Delivered and penned Radhika with a lovely metaphor.
    Loveed this :
    “The key is just a simple choice we make

    from the millions of moments that weave our life

    lease not, your present, to yesterdays and tomorrows

    for they are tenants who only add heartaches and anxieties”.❣️❣️❣️💖

    Liked by 1 person

  30. creative crew
    May 3, 2021

    Wonderful words!

    Like

  31. Mziele's thots
    May 3, 2021

    Super creativity there ,these imaginations are very much of relevance ,thank u

    Like

  32. judeitakali
    May 4, 2021

    Beautifully evocative.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Singhnishita
    May 6, 2021

    Nicely written

    Liked by 1 person

  34. sunshineinwinter00
    May 6, 2021

    Beautiful words!! Yes!! What we have is the power of ‘Now’ #lovelove 💜💜

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  36. Benjamin Grossman
    May 11, 2021

    That opening was perfection. Really pulled me in for the rest!

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Farhanshahid
    May 16, 2021

    Stay Home Stay Safe

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