Living In The Present Moment

The Present Moment

The present moment is the only dimension of existence worth inhabiting, because it’s the only one available to us — the past is no longer and the future has yet to come. Yet we live virtually all of our lives somewhere between memories and aspirations, nostalgia and expectation. Greek philosophers looked upon the past and future as the source of all anxieties which tarnish the present.

A Life Worth Living

We imagine we would be much happier with things like new shoes, a faster computer, a bigger house, more exotic holidays, different friends. However, by regretting the past and guessing the future, we end up missing the only life worth living — the one which proceeds from the here and now and deserves to be savored.

A Brief History of Thought
Luc Ferry

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