Why Live–Now?


“Now is the first moment to live!”
– Karen Robert

The idea of what I believe is simple – it is about the philosophy of living now. Living in the moment. Appreciating the joyous moments that happen in each day. It is about realizing your true potential by appreciating what you are capable of having when you truly believe in your own abilities. A lot of people lack self esteem, and thus fear the possibilities of making a difference in their own lives.

Living in the moment doesn't mean that you shouldn't plan for your life – but so much of what is being planned can be part of the journey to the eventual destination (realization of one's goals) – not just planning for the destination – enjoying the journey along the way. You never know when you might run into something along the journey that makes you reassess where you truly want to be – thus giving yourself a chance to do a course correction and try a different path. Either way – it is an appreciation of what you are gaining by living in the moment.

Someone once said that many people are so concerned with adding days to their life that they forget to add life to their days. Thus, now is truly the first moment to live!

Thought For The Day

“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.”
– Kahlil Gibran

GoodReads GoodReads

In 2022 I joined Goodreads to share reviews of books I have read. I am not a professional reviewer. I do it for the joy and pleasure of reading and sharing in the experience of what the book meant to me. I don’t get paid for my time or my review. I also don’t provide spoilers. I want to share enough about the reading experience that the reader can decide if they would be interested in the book. I look forward in having you follow or friend me on Goodreads here.

Inspirational and Fun Rocks

rock Did you find one of my Inspirational or Fun Rocks? Either take it home and enjoy it, leave it where it is for someone else to find, or place it somewhere else to be found again. Please feel free to leave me a message here

Morro Bay Library Book Discussion Group Bookworm

After 12 years as the Group Facilitator I was happy to pass the baton to an amazing group of leaders. Go here for a complete list of the books we have read and discussed between April 26, 2006 and May 16, 2018.

Little Free Library Shed

I am excited to be a part of the Little Free Library family in which available for you are books that should appeal to all the readers (and soon to be readers) – fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, childrens and teens! This Library belongs to everyone! Anyone may use it – neighbors, friends, and passersby. The books are always FREE. You can: take and read, share with others, return, or leave your own books as donations for others to read! This is our way to build community through the sharing of books! Contact me for location.

Begin by Celebrating You - Simple Exercise - Writing an “I Am” Poem

Directions for Writing an “I Am” Poem

PURPOSE: To learn what's important to you.

DIRECTIONS: You, too, can write an “I Am” Poem. How? Begin by describing two things about yourself. Special things that others might not know about you. Avoid the obvious and the ordinary, such as “I am a 60 year old man with brown hair and hazel eyes.” Think of things about yourself that are distinctive.

“I am a woman who bruises easily and believes in astrology – when the stars are right.” That's better because it give a sense of the speaker and how she is unique. Don't be afraid to be different.

Once you have the opening line you are ready to take off. Here is a line-by-line guide you can follow. It may seem strange at first to write a poem this way, but give it a try. You may surprise yourself.

I Am

I am (two characteristics about yourself)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
I hear (an imaginary sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (the first line repeated)

I pretend (something that you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something you actually worry about)
I cry (something that makes you sad)
I am (the first line repeated)

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you make an effort toward)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (the first line repeated)

Read your poem. What do you think? What have you learned about yourself through this process? Appreciate you. Enjoy the moment.

Living Now is an appreciation of the present moment. It is an opportunity to recognize one's true potential.
– Karen Robert

No matter what, it all begins with YOU.


Karen Robert
P.O. Box 1476
Morro Bay, CA

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