Just Live in The Moment by Manatita. A Dedication, to Hari Prasad S (shprd74)

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The pretty white Lilly, that waltzed so gay,

Enhanced her loveliness in every way.

Spoke only in silence with little to say,

Yet bedecked or adorned her garments lay.

She danced with the zephyrs beneath the trees,

Free; unassuming; vibrantly at ease.

“Worry?” Said the Lilly, ‘bout the ‘morrow’s ‘keep?’

I toil not; never sow, and do not reap.

But the Master nourishes; clothes me, while,

I inhale the cool air and swing with style.

Not a tear or strife; not any sorrow,

I radiantly smile, why fear tomorrow?”

I urge that you end the wearisome stress,

Just live in the moment; He’ll do the rest.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted. 3Rd November, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Surabhi Kaura 10 months ago from Toronto, Canada

This is brilliant with a powerful message! Amen.

Voted for 'Here and Now' :)


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you, my Sweet. Peace.


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Sakshi Davessar 10 months ago from Punjab, India

amazing hub. great rhyming and an inspirational message! Live The Moment


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

So kind of you, Bro. Much Love.


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shprd74 10 months ago from Bangalore

Living the moment is a timeless message. thank you so much manatita for dedication. I believe in your message.

Being worried of future,

is such waste of past,

if one is still ignorant,

of ones acts in the present.

- hari. (sorry bro, I saw the poem quite late.)


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Happy you came. I feel honoured. Do not worry about anything else. I'm simply recognising you and your ability to inspire and serve. Lots of Love.


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MsDora 10 months ago from The Caribbean

Manatita, I watched a movie today in which the feature character emphasized these same words in her speech: "Live in the moment." Thanks for relaying the message which is for Hari as well as for others.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thanks Dee. The poem is for Hari. I have no idea who the message is for. Perhaps for me, too.

Great to see you as usual. Much Gratitude.


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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

Living in the moment, not easy to do but so important for contentment and happiness. I love your word's about the lily. Beautiful!


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shprd74 10 months ago from Bangalore

Thanks for the kindest words manatita, inspiring me again.

- hari


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Ruby. Appreciated. Hope that all's good with you. Warm Hugs.

Hari, my pleasure. Giving and receiving. In this game of Life, it is such a beautiful thing!


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vocalcoach 10 months ago from Nashville Tn.

A very important and inspiring message. All we have is the moment. We waste it by living in the past and trying to predict the future. Thank you so much.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

My pleasure. Thank you for gracing my Hub with your special and loving sentiments. Hope that all's good. All my Love to you, Audrey.-Manatita


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ahorseback 10 months ago

There is no better message than this , the here , the now, the smile given to a stranger in need !


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

You understand, my good Brother. So beautiful! Much Love and Gratitude.


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bravewarrior 10 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, this is awesome. Live for the moment and live it as if it's your last. We don't want to "go out" with regrets on our backs. We don't know if we have a tomorrow, let alone what it'll bring. Live in the moment.

However, that said.... life's monetary monkeys keep us doing other than what we prefer.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

True, too true, Shauna.

We shall continue to do what we can. Much Peace.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Lovely and most inspirational.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Gypsy, You're on a roll today. I think this is the fifth one in succession. I love it! Not complaining. He he. It is always a joy when the gifted poets visit my work. Thank you so much, my Dear Raisma.


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shanmarie 7 months ago from Texas

This one is amazing! I love the message it sends. No one can compare to your poetry, manatita.


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manatita44 7 months ago from london Author

Ha ha. There are people who I have written poems for, who have never seen theirs. I believe that you have seen yours, right?

I appreciate your loving input. Practically all my poetry are filled with inspirational messages. I try to nudge, but it is also important to do this in a loving way. In Joy and Light. -manatita


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Missy Smith 7 months ago from Florida

3 months ago? I haven't seen this one. Very lovely poem, Manatita. I'm sure Hari appreciated the dedication. :)


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Venkatachari M 7 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful message in wonderful poetry. It is a worthy treasure for Hari Prasad and all of us also. I came across it just now only. Thanks for it, Manatita.


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manatita44 7 months ago from london Author

Yes. Thank you Missy. I have nearly 300 poems. So there are some really top ones that you have not seen. Thank you so much!

Venkatachari M,

Appreciated, my Brother. Much Love.


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ChitrangadaSharan 7 months ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful poem and a lovely tribute to a wonderful fellow hubber!

One cannot miss the very important and inspiring message as well.

It is the moment which is important and we must make the most of it . We must not waste it by living in the past and trying to predict the future. Thank you for sharing.


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manatita44 7 months ago from london Author

Very wise, Chitrangada. You understand very well. Much Love and Gratitude.


Vishnu 7 months ago

My gratitude for getting "Present" poetry connected with me.Budhist thoughts say there are 3000 realms in a moment,so the man criss-crosses in that jungle.Living in and for the moment is best.

So far not been successful.This poem will yet again inspire!

Many regards to you both!


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manatita44 7 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Vishnu, your name itself will help. Have Faith! I welcome and thank you here. So good to see you. Do not push or pull.

"My Love of God has no need of Heaven's Bliss, for my Love of God itself, is the Highest Bliss." - Sri Chinmoy.

Live in this world, as if you were always going to inhabit it. Live in the inner world, as though you were going there tomorrow. (Author unknown)

I really care that you came, and I'm very happy. Hari Om!


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cam8510 5 weeks ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

It seems that if we are living fully in the moment, we will be living all the "nows" of our future fully. It's the path to a better way to live.


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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Yes Cam, You understand. On the one hand you write fantastic Flash and on the other hand there is this spiritual side. Frank has it too. I feel it in both you guys. In NY right now. Much Love.


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vocalcoach 5 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

Unless we live in the moment we really aren't living at all. I've returned to this beautiful poem. I love your message. Thank you Manatita44.


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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you, Audrey. Yes, we can only bring the past into the present from where we are, and the future is determined by our current actions - not by living in it - but by doing and becoming. My poem about letting go of past entanglements, deals with this in a different way. Thank you so much for your support.

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