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Why we need to focus on today October 15, 2012

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Ego Management, Living in the Now.
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It is important to manage the ego’s tendency to constantly shift back to the past and forward to the future.

Otherwise we can lose sight of the present, which is the only place we can really accomplish anything.

The ego, for example, seems to refuse to believe that the past cannot be recreated and thinks that the future can be lived in now.

Although it is true that we are each of us called upon to create our own future, we cannot do it by changing the past, nor can we actually act in the future.

We can only act in the now. We create the future with our actions today, in the present.

During a discussion with a self-help group, one of the participants offered up the following equation or formula for the group to consider:
One eye on yesterday + one eye on tomorrow = cross-eyed today


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