Live In The Moment

Posted by Tom Locke on July 19th, 2017 filed in Business, General, History, Life

To a large degree our peace of mind is predicated on our ability to live in the present.

No matter what happened yesterday or last year or what may or may not happen in the future, the facts are that we are in the present and always will be.

Per Richard Carlson, PhD, in his book, ‘Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff’:

“We allow past problems and future concerns to dominate our present moments; so much so that we end up anxious, frustrated, depressed and/or hopeless.  On the flip side, we also postpone our gratification, our stated priorities and our happiness …”

To combat this we must bring our attention back to the present.

Mark Twain may have said it best, “I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”

Practicing keeping your attention on the present is an art; but, for those who do, it has paid them great dividends that include  a sense of achievement, self worth and contentment.

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