Spreading the Word: On Living in the Moment

Our experience of time changes throughout life. First, it is an upward climb with a promise of an astonishing panorama at the top of the hill. Then, for some sooner, for some later, there comes a gradual realization that all you can see is a way downward with, perhaps, a distant view of the end of the road. Time begins to feel differently. There is not as much future left as you thought before. The existential crisis of a mid-life (at whatever biological age) enters the scene. A stubborn thought of living in the moment, here and now, becomes a regular visitor. If some of this resonates, you might enjoy reading the article by Oliver Burkeman from The Guardian: In your own time: how to live for today the philosophical way. In case you enjoy it, here is another piece I shared some time ago on a similar topic – Jeremy Clarkson on the fear of death. Enjoy!

“… so you really might as well be here. It’s not so bad. Often enough, it’s wonderful. And in any case, there’s nowhere else to be.”

Oliver Burkeman

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every weekend, I hope to share an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and thought inspiring and insightful. I feel it is essential to take good care both of our physical and mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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