Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Live for Now

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Live for Now

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MANY of us don't realise it, but our minds spend a great deal of the time in either the past or the future. We spend a lot of time thinking about past events, opportunities, mistakes and how we could have, or should have, done things differently.

We plan future events, work strategies, holidays, social successes and often return to the same thoughts again and again.

As well as spending all this time in the past or the future, our minds are also filled with continuous clutter, which takes a large amount of time and processing power. Much of this is fairly trivial, but it keeps the mind busily occupied.

The result of all this is that we rarely find the time to focus on the anowa a what we are actually doing right at this second.

The reality is that we can only be sure of having the time we are currently experiencing. There is no guarantee that we will be alive to experi- ence the plans that we are making for an event in six months time. …

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