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  • Writer's pictureLES HENSON

Living in the Moment

Les Henson

Many of us find it challenging to live in the moment. Because we don't focus on the things that are going on around us, so we miss the essential things in life. We become distracted by peripheral aspects of life and don't recognise those moments; they can never be redeemed. Perhaps it is time to start cherishing the moment, the following seven seconds of our short-term memory, which flashes by in an instant. How we spend those next seven seconds will indicate if we are there in the moment or not. Are we listening and paying attention to our: wife, husband, children, grandchildren, neighbour and the person we meet on the street? If we miss these moments, they are not reclaimable. It is easy to go through life and not experience them because we are never quite in the moment. We need to learn to stop and smell the flowers, stop and watch the sunset, be present in that conversation, and observe our children or grandchildren growing up. If we don't, we will get to the end of our lives and only then realise how much we have missed.

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