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Be here now

Updated on December 18, 2015
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

Be here now…

Retreat from the past hurts and regrets

No more reveling in the past glories

The time to be happy is now!

Be here now…

For happiness doesn’t lie in fancy vacations

Or exotic locations which you can only dream of

Or in the surreal spots far off from the daily grind.

The place to be happy is here!

Be here now…

And live each moment as it comes

With some passion and compassion

For this is where happiness lies!

Be here now…

And live each moment mindfully

Accepting and embracing God’s will

Being aware of the impermanence of life

Realizing this is the ultimate truth!

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

— Ram Dass

George Harrison - Govinda

© 2015 Shaloo Walia

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Excellent! I believe he had a book called 'Be Here Now.' A timeless message of the Seers and Rishi's of yore. Om Shanti!

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      Missy Smith 17 months ago from Florida

      So right, Swalia! Be here now! It's very difficult in today's world for people to really grasp what should be important. There are so many celebrities and the rich showing their wealth off, it puts shadows on what's really important. However, people need to realize their own purpose of being here, and for some of us, it isn't for wealthy purposes in the material sense. It is the purpose of finding happiness and wisdom beyond wants. I love this. It is a great hub for people to read today. I hope you get lots of readers here. Great Hub! Great Lesson!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Yes Manatita. There is a book by Baba Ram Dass which I haven't read yet. Living in the present moment is something that my Guruji stresses on and this one thing alone has transformed my life.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great message presented in great lines. "Here now." I believe it but need to be reminded so often. Thanks!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you MsDora! Living mindfully is the key to be in the present.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Missy! We keep seeking happiness in the past or future, forgetting that happiness is in this very moment.

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      FlourishAnyway 17 months ago from USA

      Great message.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you FlourishAnyway!

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      Surabhi Kaura 17 months ago

      Ah - lovely.. lovely! Beautiful poem and soothing music by Harrison.

      Yep, forgive and forget. Let's move on... let's move on to the path of Light.

      P.S. I like his 'Dehra Dun' music too. Nice, very nice. Much peace, Shaloo.

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      Surabhi Kaura 17 months ago

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thanks Surabhi for sharing the link! Awesome song...I hadn't heard this one before.

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      Deb Hirt 17 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is definitely one of the best ways to a real life.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Yeah, aviannovice. Living mindfully in the present is the key to happiness.

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