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    Default what is being "in the moment"?

    I heard some people talking about "being in the moment" in some interview videos. But I haven't been able to find its meaning as an idiom. As English native speakers, how would you interpret this phrase?

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    Default Re: what is being "in the moment"?

    How come my thread(this one) didn't get any reply but all those asked after me got at least one or more?

    Is it because I asked too many questions?

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    Default Re: what is being "in the moment"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    How come my thread(this one) didn't get any reply but all those asked after me got at least one or more?

    Is it because I asked too many questions?
    The people who answer questions here do so as volunteers, in their free time. Most of us choose to answer a question only if we are confident that we can give an accurate answer. Some questions are answered very quickly. Others may wait for many hours before someone feels that they can give a satisfactory answer. It is not a question of 'first come, first served'. You may have to be patient.

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    Default Re: what is being "in the moment"?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) May I add my two cents to Gillnetter's excellent answer?

    (2) "To live/to be in the moment" may mean different things to different people.

    (3) Generally, it probably means to live for this moment, today, now.

    (4) For example, there's the saying "That was then. This is now." In other words, forget

    what I did yesterday. How am I doing today? There is a famous shoe company that

    has the slogan: Just do it. That is, don't think so much. (After all, you may be dead

    tomorrow.)

    (5) I think that "living in the moment" can be a good thing. It reminds us to try being

    the best person that we can today. It tells us NOT to be a prisoner of the bad

    experiences of the past (don't let those past experiences control your decisions of

    today). It tells us NOT to be a prisoner of our fears about the future (don't let those

    fears control your decisions of today).

    (6) But some people seem to be "in the moment" too much.

    (a) They forget that there is a "tomorrow."

    (b) So they do stupid things to themselves or bad things to other people.

    (c) They forget that what you do today can help decide what happens to you

    tomorrow.

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    Default Re: what is being "in the moment"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    I heard some people talking about "being in the moment" !

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    I have just read something that I thought would interest you.

    The foreign-born conductor of an American symphony orchestra was listening to a

    choir that was rehearsing. The 800 (!) singers were doing a good job, but the

    conductor felt that they could do even better. This is what he told them:

    We have a phrase in Venezuela: "You killed the tiger and now you're afraid to

    take the skin." This is happpening here. You have to take the skin! Be more in the

    moment!



    Source: Newsweek, February 13, 2012.

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