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The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

A friend was walking in the desert when he found the telephone to God. The setting was Burning Man, an electronic arts and music festival for which 50,000 people descend on Black Rock City, Nevada, for eight days of "radical self-expression"—dancing, socializing, meditating, and debauchery. A phone booth in the middle of the desert with a sign that said "Talk to God" was a surreal sight even at Burning Man. So when God came on the line asking how he could help, my friend was ready. "Breathe," replied a soothing male voice. My friend flinched at the tired new-age mantra, then reminded himself to keep an open mind. "Whenever you feel anxious about your future or your past, just breathe," continued God. You Are Not Your Thoughts Life unfolds in the present. When we're at work, we fantasize about being on vacation; on vacation, we worry about the work piling up on our desks. Most of us don't undertake our thoughts in awareness. We need to live more in the moment.

How to Live in the Moment Edit Article Edited by Carpedium, Teresa, Martyn P, Krystle and 74 others Living in the moment is all about living like there's no tomorrow. Ad Steps 1Dance like nobody's watching. Tips Children don't worry about the future; they play and enjoy every moment for what it is. Warnings It doesn't infer not to prepare and plan for the future. Article Info Featured Article Categories: Featured Articles | Happiness & Optimism Recent edits by: Luv2Live2, Jamie, Illneedasaviour In other languages: Deutsch: Wie man den Moment lebt, Español: Cómo vivir el momento, Italiano: Come Vivere nel Momento, Português: Como Viver o Momento, Français: Comment vivre l'instant présent, Nederlands: In het nu leven, Русский: жить сегодняшним днем, 中文: 活在当下

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