Why Can’t I Be Present

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Today is a Present
But I don’t live in the present
The past is gone, I know.
I can’t change it. I know.
I can learn from it, I know.
The future is yet to come. I know.


But today is the ‘present’, the gift of a new start. I know!
Yet plagued with the thoughts and pains of the past, I can’t change.

Anguishing over a future event, I can’t change.
Unable to enjoy today’s present, the only aspect of life I can create, explore, and develop.


I become disabled from able.
I seem to need to live in the soreness of the past. Or control the future. I fail. I fail to live a beautiful today.
Why can’t I enjoy today’s sun
Why must I remain elsewhere?
Why can’t I enjoy today?
Why can’t I stop!
What is stopping me from enjoying!
I must stop this nonsense
I must stop.
I must live today well. Otherwise, what is my life?


So, I trust I can handle whatever future event that is troubling me —baby step at a time.
I have faith that I have learned the lesson from the past event, and I am wiser for it.


Enjoy today – the present!
A new day, a new beginning.

And to practice yesterday’s learning, build strength for the future, visualise, learn – and explore to be brave, strong, and courageous.

What I do today with understanding can only benefit my tomorrow and today.

Enjoy today, planting the seeds of boldness and fearlessness, building a quiet fortitude of inner strength that lets me know that I can handle life no matter what.


I use silent pauses to ensure that I remain unflappable in my interactions. With foresight, I know silence is a response.


I take time to nurture my family and me with good food and conversation.

I invest in self-care with uninterrupted moments of silence and peaceful reflection. Five minutes here and ten minutes there, a sprinkling of seasoning of calm and healing throughout the day, cultivating a beautiful me, a serene angel in the storms of life.

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41 replies

  1. Wow! That is an amazing post, dear Bella. Raw, powerful, wise, and transformative. I love the line “With foresight, I know silence is a response.” That is so true, my friend. Love, love, love, it. ❤

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  2. There have been many days I remember when this post would just remind me to turn and focus in the right direction. I loved reading throughout, a great reminder to take with me. A very beautiful read 💛

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  3. Oh man I know exactly how that feels, when you can’t enjoy the present because you’re bothered by the past and worried about the future. It’s as though the bad memory or the anticipated future event sours everything. It almost makes you feel guilty to enjoy the present. I’m going through this a little bit myself. But I just remind myself, the future has not actually happened yet, so just enjoy this hour of beautiful weather or reading or creating or whatever makes you happy. Since all memories have passed, think of the good ones. ❤️

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  4. Such a fantastic piece..!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it..!! Very beautifully written..! If we thinking about the past we will not enjoy our present.. present is new start..!! Such a motivating piece..!

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