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Living Moment to Moment

Updated: Oct 30, 2022

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Living Moment to Moment

Written by Randi Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

Life is a journey, a path we take to self discovery and higher learning, living moment to moment. Our dreams, wishes, and goals place us on this path and keep us moving forward. Everyone embraces their journey differently. Some set goals and aggressively beeline towards them. Some take a more passive approach; hope, dream, pray, or simply wait. Either way, most healthy minded adults continue to look toward a more promising future.

To many of us what we have today never seems as satisfying as what we think we will have somewhere down the road when we reach our destination, the place where life will be all we have planned for or dreamed of. Seeing our lives from the point of one destination to another means basing our ultimate happiness, fulfillment and contentment on an end result. What happens when we reach our destination? How long will we continue to feel elated with our accomplishment? It will not be long before the happiness of reaching that goal fades and another fulfillment fix is needed.

While looking for contentment we find ourselves focusing on another goal and another goal and more after that. Happiness can never be achieved when it is result oriented. True happiness comes from living in the present; moment to moment. Fulfillment comes from the process of getting there.

In our high-speed world of technology and instant gratification we have grown impatient. We have lost tolerance for the processes of life. But nothing in life happens without a process. If it did, we would never learn and grow. We have to trust that life will take us exactly where we need to go and then step back and allow it to happen. We have to teach ourselves the virtues of patience and acceptance; remind ourselves to savor the pleasure of anticipation.