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Life Moves In One Direction

You can live in three different time dimensions in your head.

  1. The past
  2. The future
  3. The present

If you live in the past, you’re stuck in “why” mode. That means you always think about why things happened. That’s a recipe for unhappiness.

If you live in the future, you live in “what if” mode. That state of mind causes anxiety about everything that MIGHT happen in the future. Again, that’s a recipe for living a timid life.

You know that damned well. You also know that there’s only one ACTUAL time dimension; the present.

Why don’t we live in the present? There are millions of things that prevent us from living in real time.

One thing that has helped me let go of the past and future is to understand this: Life keeps moving forward — it doesn’t care what I think or do, so I might as well not waste my time on stuff I can’t control.

If you look at it from a practical point of view, it doesn’t make sense to question the things that happen in our life — we just have to keep moving forward.

There you have it — stuff you know, but you don’t do. I can’t guarantee a good life if you follow all principles. But when you follow these principles, you have more respect for the subtlety of life.

Because these principles have one goal: Get the most out of life. And that’s the only point there is.

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Sleeping is nice.You forget about everything for a little while.

4 thoughts on “Life Moves In One Direction

  1. And then we all are overthinking bags of a medley of thoughts. We can’t but keep reminiscing and introspecting. I believe in living in the present. But then there are those fleeting moments when you can’t but overthink a bit about the past or the future. 😊😊

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    1. Oh yes, you’re so right. Sometimes emotions get high and we can’t help but to overthink a bit about uncertainties, future, and about past, something that is gone forever and ever. But we should live in the present because it is life and it’s beautiful. We have very short time to live so we should understand the worth of life and make it worth it by living in the moment. If we look back at the years we’ve spent, we see a canvas, a life, full of errors but we’re helpless; we don’t have the power to edit it even a bit. But we have “today” to not repeat the mistakes we’ve made in the past. So if, from years now we look back at this time, there should no error on the canvas, life.

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