Does Life Pass You By or Do You Live in the Moment?

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I’ll get to that later.

I’ll do it this weekend.

I’ll take a look at that.

I’ll do it…..someday.

I hope to do this.

Maybe I’ll give it a shot.

Yeah….I used to be a guy who uttered these words.

But over the past 10 years of my life I have sat with three 400 pound tigers in Thailand, I have spent months in exotic paradises like New Zealand, Oman and Fiji, I lived in a remote jungle in Costa Rica for 6 weeks, I faced down a spitting cobra in Bali and I even wrote and self-published 100 plus eBooks. Grass never grows green under my feet.

This is me in New Zealand, circa 2018.


I stopped letting life pass me by. I lived in the moment.

Life passes you by if you allow life to pass you by. Time charges forward. Life moves on. Either you live in the moment, seize life and live on your terms or you sit on the sidelines as a select few people do all the fun, freeing, neat stuff.

Fear Barrier

Fear is the energy blocking you from being in the moment. Face, feel and release your fear to make freeing but uncomfortable decisions to live in the now. The split second you become present, deep fears arise then dissolve because both time and fear are illusions. Neither time or fear are real. Love and now are real. Time and fear seem real but each is an appearance, an illusion, not real.

In the moment, infinite possibilities exist. You book the vacation you feared taking because in the now you seize the moment. Ditto for the eBook you feared writing; being in the now allows you to create an outline and begin writing the eBook.


My favorite ritual for being in the now is meditating. Meditate daily to expand your awareness. Expand your awareness to be present. Be present to get off the sidelines of life, into the now.

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Nor is life a spectator sport. Observe humanity. Most people fear exiting the sidelines to get in the game of life, now. Most folks admire people living in the moment but admiring fans can just as easily live in the moment as the objects of their admiration live in the moment.

Take a deep breath. Allow your dreams to manifest on the screen of your mind. Act immediately. I am not kidding. Drop everything right now and slowly, surely, patiently take steps toward living your dream life.

Do you want to circle the globe through blogging? Follow my blog. Act now. Plan. Do you want to leave your 9-5 job? Develop an exit plan now. Figure out how to build income through channels resonant with your passion. 

Set aside 3-4 hours today now to live your dreams. Do you live a busy family life? Stay up 2 hours late and get up 2 hours early tomorrow. Do something incredibly selfless; live YOUR dreams to empower your kids, husband or wife to live THEIR dreams. Aha! Bet ya you never heard someone frame selflessness like that, eh?

Act now. Get in the game. Inspire humanity to get off the sidelines and follow their dreams through your glowing example.

About the Author 

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph helps you learn how to blog at Blogging From Paradise.

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