The Present Moment

Were you to live three thousand years, or even a countless multiple of that, keep in mind that no one ever loses a life other than the one they are living, and no one ever lives a life other than the one they are losing. The longest and the shortest life, then, amount to the same for the present moment lasts the same for all and is all anyone possesses. No one can lose either the past or the future, for how can someone be deprived of what’s not theirs

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 2.14

Focusing on the present moment.

It can be hard.

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7 comments on “The Present Moment

  1. Ms Zi You says:

    Do you have a post on your triathlon progress? I want to read more!

    1. I’ve ended triathlon Ms Zi You. Ironman Canada 2010 was the last one. I am, however, starting ultra marathons. Next month I will do my first 50 mile run.

  2. livedailymo says:

    Another good post and a good point about working backwards to the now.
    This type of advice could even go towards issues you have had with others in the past. We could let that go, put a stake in the ground and move forward.
    For me personally, as bad as this sounds, I don’t tend to plan too far ahead, I visualize and when I can do that thing, I do it. I’m relatively happy being this way, worrying less and living.

    1. Writing a long post tonight on planning, goals and time management. I hope you like. I’m worried it might be too long!

      1. livedailymo says:

        I best grab a coffee, a pen and paper!

  3. seanleesmith says:

    Some solid advice here, nicely underlined by a personal anecdote.Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Sean, appreciated.

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