Spontaneity and Living in the Moment

If  you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do  much of anything.
-Win Borden

Both Spontaneity and living in the moment were important to the Transcendentals, but before we travel deeper into why that is, we must first establish an understanding that these two ideas are very different.  Spontaneity is the exhibiting of actions, impulses, or behaviour that are stimulated by internal processes. Living in the moment is appreciating the present time, without concern over the past or future. Spontaneity may occur whenever, but to a Transcendental, living in the moment should occur always. 
    Transcendentals understand the importance of grasping each opportunity before it escapes them. Each oportunity could ultimately teach them something great, whether they fail or succeed. Since they disallow themselves to regret, failure is seen as a learning experience and they ultimately benefit from it. Therefore, if you're a transcendental, failure isnt failing at all. Furthermore, why shouldnt risks be taken if failure is nonexistant? A spontaneous lifestyle encourages a person to cease the moment, which should never be wasted. However, if you're trying too hard to be spontaneous you're probably doing it wrong.
    Transcendentalists also believe that living life in the monent is necessary to live successfully. This concept is based on the importance of the present time. Often, people allow themselves to become so enthralled with their future and past that they fail to appreciate their present. If primary focus isnt on the present, then small opportunities to compensate for the past and prepare for the future will be missed. Transcendentals do not live burdened lives because they refuse to wallow in the sorrows that they faced in their past. Many people fail to recognize how often they forget to live in the moment, but to a Transcendental their lives are obviously disappointing.