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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Just Be Here, Be Now

One of the most important things I've been trying to get myself to do, is learning how to live in the present. Throughout the years, I've grown into someone who not only holds on incessantly to my past, but have also roped in my hopes and worries for the future into the present.

Then, a recent interview of a very famous humanitarian on CNN got me thinking about myself. The question to the answer that left me with a sense of realisation was: "What is it you do best?". In which the interviewee then said:

"The thing that I strive to do best, is be here, be now. Right here, right now. With you." 

"The reason why we've had such a good time (throughout this interview), is cause I'm not thinking about-, somebody else is, but I'm not thinking about how much time do we have left and how many questions you're gonna have, and what are you gonna ask me... "

 "Just be here, be nowSo that I can enjoy this experience."

"And so, I don't have a lot of umm... I don't live in the past, I don't carry the past into this moment because after years of paying attention to the people around me, how they live their lives and what the experts had to say... I've learnt how not to do that."


  1. Be Present.
    I have the same challenges. I am constantly re-evaluating and re-living my past and struggling with my future choices that I haven't even reached yet. I am learning and practicing being present.

  2. It's a great challenge to let go of the past, but it is truly the only way to deal with the present. The past will bring you down, but the present can set you free!

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