My value --living in the moment
Good evening, everyone. I am very glad to share the value that impresses me most
with you. That is living in the moment.
In Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love, she writes about a friend who, whenever she
sees a beautiful place, exclaims in a near panic, "It's so beautiful here! I want to come back here someday!" "It takes all my persuasive powers," writes Gilbert, "to try to convince her that she is already here.”
Life unfolds in the present and people usually miss it. Lately, I read a philosophical book called”Get back the peace of heart”. I quite approve the writer’s view in this
book. That is, yesterday is a void check; tomorrow is the promissory note that hasn’t
been fulfilled yet; only present is the cash with the value of circulating.
But often, I am so trapped in thoughts of the future or the past that I forget to experience, let alone enjoy, what's happening right now. I might sip coffee and think, "This is not as good as what I had last week." I might eat a cookie and think:"I hope I don't run out of cookies." When I was in senior three, as facing the pressure of college entrance examination, I was always anxious、depressive and regarding
everyday life as a kind of torture instead of relishing in what I was doing. I tried to make a change. I spent a few minutes each day to actively savor something I usually hurried through—eating a meal, drinking a cup of tea, walking to the bus—I began
experiencing more joy, happiness, and other positive emotions.
As what I’ve mentioned above, living in the present is the most important value that impresses me and makes a real change in my life. Everyone should do what we have to do now well, since that will, in fact, be the best guarantee for the future. And also there will be no regrets when we think back about the past. Instead, there will be joy -- joy at having lived a good life.
Thanks for listening. That’s all.