Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 Focus: I choose to be happy here and now.

Attention to this arising moment has been advocated by many different sages, at different times, in a variety of cultures. Yale professor William Phelps said, “I strive to live each day as if it were the first one I had ever experienced, and the last one I would ever live.”

Zen sword master Taisen Deshimaru reminded his students, “Be happy here and now or you never will be.” And writer Margaret Bonanno points out, “It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a moment-by-moment basis.” No matter where you go, and no matter what the clock-face reads, you are always right here, right now.

As Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Time is a river of passing events. No sooner does one thing appear in sight than it is washed away, and another appears in its place. And this, too, shall be washed away.” Each moment unfolds like waves breaking on the shore. If you’re knocked down by one wave, rise again and ready yourself for the next one. Wave by wave, moment by moment.

Excerpted from the article:
What Is Your Life Purpose Now? Finding Meaning In Your Life
Written by Dan Millman.

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What Is Your Life Purpose Now? Finding Meaning In Your LifeThe Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World
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