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

Updated on March 8, 2016
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

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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 ~

The Sacrament of The Present Moment

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      manatita44 14 months ago from london

      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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      Audrey Hunt 14 months 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 14 months ago from london

      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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      Chris Mills 14 months ago from Maple City, Michigan

      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 20 months ago from london

      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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      Vishnu 20 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 20 months ago from london

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 20 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 20 months ago from london

      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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      Venkatachari M 20 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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      Missy Smith 20 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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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      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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      shanmarie 20 months ago

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

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely and most inspirational.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      True, too true, Shauna.

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 23 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 23 months ago from london

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

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      ahorseback 23 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 23 months ago from london

      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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      Audrey Hunt 23 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 23 months ago from london

      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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      Hari Prasad S 23 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks for the kindest words manatita, inspiring me again.

      - hari

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 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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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      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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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 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 23 months ago from london

      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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      Hari Prasad S 23 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 23 months ago from london

      So kind of you, Bro. Much Love.

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      Sakshi Davessar 23 months ago from Punjab, India

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

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      Thank you, my Sweet. Peace.

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      Surabhi Kaura 23 months ago

      This is brilliant with a powerful message! Amen.

      Voted for 'Here and Now' :)