Saturday, August 27, 2011

Prepositions that Make a Difference

I'm recalling my stint at the Gestalt Institute here in Cleveland when I was first introduced to the idea of the NOW. Back then, post sixties, "live in the here and now" was a popular mantra. Today (thank you Eckhart Tolle) the mantra has been updated to "live in the moment."  It's such a good why is it so damn difficult to do?

Could it be, in part, that we hear live FOR the moment instead of IN the moment. For the moment sounds carefree, even flighty. Hard to do if you're care laden and responsible. In the moment is about being aware. It does not mean you have to enjoy the moment. In fact, if it really stinks, you can try for a different moment. You can eat ice cream or run an errand for a friend.

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