living IN the moment vs living FOR the moment

When people tell you to forget about tomorrow
And to live your life carefree without sorrow
do you think they're like the stupid grasshopper?
Who will not have food in winter to devour!

Yet you see those who live carefree
unperturbed by the bothers of reality
And they are the ones who seem happy.
When the rest of the world is burdened with worry.

So am I suggesting you splurge your life savings and forget tomorrow?
And then with a begging bowl go around looking to borrow!
Of course not! There is something called 'balance'.
Although maintaining that for some, is quite the challenge!

Have you really understood the difference that preposition brings?
'Living in the moment' is all about detachment from strings.
Savour each moment and let your inner being delve into the present.
Without anxiety of the future or in past burdens to ferment.

It's about having the ability to enjoy the food on your plate.
That mess at work and the abuses from your bosses can wait.
You'll still have to deal with it after your lunch break.
But you don't have to put your appetite at stake!

Maybe you've just been given a notice for eviction.
And sure, it'll cause a lot of discomfort and affliction.
But if you're like me, you'd continue to enjoy writing this poem.
Because you can sit back and logically analyze it all then.

There's no need to destroy the joys of the present.
In anticipation of some future moment.
Because even if it's inevitable,
For the present joy, you're still eligible!

If you train your mind to compartmentalize
Deal with the lows while enjoying the highs.
Of course, I'm not telling you to neglect things.
You need to learn to prioritize everything.

'Living for the moment' is a completely different concept.
Based on seeking dopamine and the instant gratification precept.
Living for the moment may seem very seductive.
And until you spiral down, it can get quite addictive.

But, just like most things in life,
There are some things you separate with a knife.
Find some semblance of balance.
And that is the real art of living talent!
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written from my heart …about topics that I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic/intense piece. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a way it was not intended. That is just my humble request. Please note, some of my writings may contain material unsuitable for children. And please excuse typos and minor errors; I don’t really get the time to re-read or edit.


  1. Life is renewed…
    Life is but a dream and every stuff is in permanent except for the formless divine presence …
    Being grateful and unconditionally accepting the moment or the present now do help you resolve the upcoming events …
    The eternal timeless now and yes the power of now by Eckhart Tolle is a great enlightening precognitive set of concepts …


  2. As said that life is a balance between holding on and letting go .

    You do co-create with the divine flow of life but we can choose our own heaven in being good and taking action when you feel necassary …


  3. Nice again Ruelha and human beings and a dilemma in order to thinking on future times or living the present, a thing is sure a big pleasure when I read your post no sorrow. Take care my Indian orchid 🙂


  4. LiVinG FLoWeRS You me Us

    YeS On One TasK iN FLoW

    PReSeNT Gift No Fear Giving

    Life All We Have to Give and

    Share Freely No Restraints

    Few If Any


    Our Ancestry Indeed

    Foraging Then Escaping

    Predator Same As Capturing

    Prey Blue Berry Or ‘Nomad Steak’

    For Bison in Laser Focus View

    Success Comes From

    Focus Presently

    This Gift

    At Hand

    Now to Just Do
    Survive Thrive JOY!

    Yes! At the End of the
    Day Campfire Bright
    Colorfully Emotionally
    Sensory Dancing Together
    Around Full Moon Dreams Drum


    Of Bliss Waves Sharing Within
    To All Free Just Giving this Present
    Gift of Life to All Now This BLiSSinG This
    BLeSSinG This PreSent Breath We Share Now…

    Hehe, Dear Rue, Since You Don’t Dance You Will

    Verily And Surely

    Sing the Tribe

    Into BLeSSinGS

    BLiSSinGS of YouR
    Free UniVersal Song..:)


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