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All the moments in between

categories Inspiration, quotes    

“There was a period in my life when I did not have a clue about who or what I wanted to be. I was completely disconnected from whatever talents I might have had. I was fortune enough to meet Bob Patino, an interior designer who become a mentor to me. Very quickly, I found a direction and a career.

I immersed myself in work, and the years flew by. I was continually looking for the next job, the next challenge. The one constant in my schedule was an annual trip. Every December I visited some exotic destination. This was adventure travel, and it usually did not involve luxury hotels or pampering. The point was to get closer to another culture.

One year I was in the Himalayas, hiking through a rhododendron forest…The views were incredible, but the mountain path was more suited to goats than to people…I was looking at the steep incline coming up and thinking about how I hate going uphill. When was it going to be lunchtime?…

All of a sudden a light bulb went off in my head. The clouds just parted, the sun came out, and I can feel the warmth on my skin. Why don’t I enjoy it, instead of worrying about what’s up ahead?

The future will always be just out of reach. You’ll get there eventually…But in the meantime, don’t miss the here and now. Live in the moment. That’s what’s important. What I am doing today? How can I use my energies?

I don’t pretend to have absorbed this message completely, but I’m trying. There is always a before and an after; but the point is to be present and aware for all the moments in between.”

Vicente Wolf, “Lifting the Curtain on Design

Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayas via my pinterest


19 Kommentare zu “All the moments in between”

  1. Tim am 22.05.2011 um 01:12 Uhr 

    I love your blog! It’s one of those positive, smart places I enjoy coming to. I loved this book and the photographs. I highly recommend Vicente Wolf’s “Crossing Boundaries” too.

  2. Nat@ dear little house am 22.05.2011 um 02:09 Uhr 

    So true, but I think there is a danger in living too much ‘in the moment’. There needs to be balance between enjoying the immediacy of the present and planning for a fantastic future.

  3. SizzleandZoom am 22.05.2011 um 03:13 Uhr 

    I loved your inspirational post and the photograph you picked to represent your thoughts.

  4. Maca Martinez am 22.05.2011 um 03:24 Uhr 

    EXCELLENT! Thanks so much for this helpful inspiration. There’s so much truth in these words! I’m going to explore more of Vincent Wolf’s work for this quote has shaken me a lot. A huge hug and my best wishes for you! XoXo

  5. Jessie am 22.05.2011 um 05:08 Uhr 

    Very inspirational and wise words indeed.

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. cabbagerose am 22.05.2011 um 05:24 Uhr 

    a wonderful philosophy to live by…the here and now…helps to free oneself of anxiety and worry. beautiful image, too. once again, leaving here very inspired… xo

  7. Ms. Smart am 22.05.2011 um 07:21 Uhr 

    awesome. this, right here, right now, is perfect. thank you.

  8. meenal @ maison marigold am 22.05.2011 um 08:46 Uhr 

    you always have the most uplifting words and stories to share..and such a beautiful image too..have beautiful weekend my lovely friend..xx meenal

  9. Christa am 22.05.2011 um 09:08 Uhr 

    This comment is wonderful. I am just learning to appreciate the here and now and I have noticed how much more I am aware of moments, people etc. and how happy and content this makes me.

  10. FAY HART FLORENCE ITALY am 22.05.2011 um 11:30 Uhr 

    great way to start the day
    Love Fay xx

  11. Annika am 22.05.2011 um 11:43 Uhr 

    Gut gesagt! Ich warte leider immmer noch auf meinen ‘light bulb moment”.

  12. julie at BV am 22.05.2011 um 15:16 Uhr 

    Smart words. Did you watch the movie The Black Narcissus? It was set in the Himalayan and the interiors of the places are unbelievable. It’s considered on the the top best movie interiors.

    P.S Nice to meet you and thanks for commenting in my blog. Have good week.

  13. Lisa am 22.05.2011 um 18:27 Uhr 

    I love the moments when we wake up…beautiful, inspiring post…
    Take care,

  14. Meera @ firstsense am 23.05.2011 um 08:40 Uhr 

    Beautiful words, so inspiring and I love the image too!

    Happy week to you!

    Meera xx

  15. Shelly Gregory am 23.05.2011 um 15:35 Uhr 

    Needed to read this! Totally hits home! Thank you for sharing such a vital message in regards to “really living”! xo

  16. kastanie am 23.05.2011 um 15:39 Uhr 

    liebe maria
    licht, kurvige formen, gerade linien, blaues meer
    holz-stein ja wohn-zimmer oder raum der liebe.
    herzlichst kastanie

    bei dir fühle ich mich immer wie in den ferien – namaste

  17. Kate @ Travelmoon am 23.05.2011 um 18:26 Uhr 

    I love this! This book very much resonated with me! It catapulted to one of my favorites and sits prominently on my coffee table!

  18. Cez am 23.05.2011 um 22:36 Uhr 

    omg!!! the 1rst one is just stunning….
    thanks for sharing

  19. Style Maniac am 25.05.2011 um 20:53 Uhr 

    Live in the moment … that’s hard for a planner and daydreamer like me. But I’m trying, oh I’m trying.

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