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* Life is Made Up of Moments

* Life is Made Up of Moments.

When we live in each moment, life becomes fuller and richer. It is not like we know we are leaving each moment. Each moment flows like a river into the next. Living in each moment allows us to recognize the temporary nature of life.

When we slow down and remove some of the busyness and clutter, life flows more seamlessly. Here, we pause and take stock of the world.

About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

22 responses »

  1. Thank you for the re-blog Ivon!

  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    That may be why people think they are not happy. it’s made up of moments and snatches of time, not days or weeks.

  3. This was very nice and such a good sharing for us to read. Thanks for finding this and letting us read it. I believe it is challenging sometimes to take moments and breathe in the special things we may pass by without notice.

  4. If people would learn to go with the flow of life, everything would be so much easier. Go wtih the current, don’t paddle against it.

    • I think it is finding the right balance. Thomas Jefferson made the point about sometimes realizing going against the current is important, but we are still in a river. I think in the Western world we struggle with letting go and understanding we can remain ethical in our words and actions.

  5. yeseventhistoowillpass

    Very good! Well stated!

  6. I use a river as a metaphor for life, living all the time.

    No matter how affluent or poor. Powerful or powerless, healthy or sickly, no one knows what is around the next bend.

    Control is a delusion that increases as we have assets to protect our security.

    Let go, accept the challenge the vulnerability of life itself, enjoy the journey

    None of us survive in the end anyway

  7. It is advocated by life coaches and other mental health professionals to live in the now. I suppose that is good advice for those who regret the past and worry about the future. A sort of one day at a time outlook. But as a historian of sorts my world is much broader as living in the past, present and future and I think I am better for it. This is not to say living in the moment does not have meaningful merit and should be part of daily living even for a person like me.

    • I agree that living in the moment has meaning and merit. Conversely, it does not discount reflecting on the past and planning for the future. Alfred North Whitehead shared that the present is the sacred ground where past and present are constantly meeting so we cannot discount any of this ground we live in.

  8. Indeed inspiring post. Life is celebration, ought to live in each moment.

  9. Beautifully stated! thank you!


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