Dear Friends, Readers, and Fellow Philosophy Enthusiasts,
I look forward to continuing our Philosophical Journey together by inviting you to read my latest article, Living in the Present. So many of us live in the future or remain rooted in the past - rather than fully embracing the present. And that is what inspired me to write this article. I feel that until we come to the point where we are able to let go of our anxiety over our future as well as our regrets or nostalgia over the past will we actually be capable of living fully in the moment.
You may have heard of a book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Well, while this book does contain some valid concepts, it has oftentimes been ridiculed by high-brow intellectuals and "conventional" philosophers. However, the basic premise of the book echoes truths that have been expounded for centuries - and promoted by philosophers from the past including Marcus Aurelius and Lao Tzu.
Marcus Aurelius wrote, "No one can lose either the past or the future- how could anyone be deprived of what he does not possess? . . . It is only the present moment of which either stands to be deprived: and if this is all he has, he cannot lose what he does not have."
I hope my article, Living in the Present, will inspire you to begin embracing the present moment more passionately!
Living in the Present
Do you focus more on the mistakes you have made in the past or the uncertain future than you focus on the miracle of today? In Living in the Present, I give you a glimpse at the exciting masterpiece you can make of each day by choosing to focus on the present.
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