We should live in the Present

in OCD3 months ago (edited)

You might be thinking about what the post is about because we live in the present only. Yes, that's correct we live in a present though most of us, there are people who still think about the past or always think about the future.

Thinking about the past is waste in my opinion because you cannot change it and think about the future is also waste because you don't know what lies in the future. I have read an article about it and thus sharing it with you all about it.

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I remember of the famous quote by Paulo Coelho which says,

In magic - and in life - there is only the present moment, the now. You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. 'Time' doesn't pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we're always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn't act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we're going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don't want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.

This is absolutely true for almost all human beings because we seldom stay in the present because we always think about the present or the future. I am not saying that we should not think about the future for your betterment, but for that, we should not neglect our present for the sake of the future. Similarly, we should not be thinking too much about the past, because what is past is past, we cannot change it.

The present is what will make the path for the future and if the present is not good how can we expect the future to be bright. What we should be thinking in the present by living in it, is about the goals, as the short and long term goals of life. And then we should be making an effort to achieve those goals in what so ever way we can. Also, we should be keeping in mind that accomplishing the short term goals will contribute to the long term goal.

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Also creating goals is easy but to make that happen will be a problem for all of us because we will be facing hurdles, obstacles, setbacks and whatnot. Now we should be tackling these situations without thinking about anything else, and what is the best way to tackle is to think that life is about ups and downs and thus everything in life is temporary. Nothing lasts forever, thus we should keep pushing ourselves towards our goals no matter what.

We should not spend our today complaining about yesterday because that will not make our tomorrow brighter, but it should be like taking a lesson from yesterday and then rectifying it and then work towards the goals will make the tomorrow brightest.

In conclusion, we should not lose our present for the past or future similarly we should not be too overwhelmed by our present because otherwise, that will make us totally unaware of our future.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts about living in the present

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Thanks :)

I agree with you, everything is happening right now in the present. You want to learn from the past but not dwell on it and set goals for the future but not obsess over it.

That's correct :)