Appreciating Life Right Now

Extract from Day 12 of Transform Difficulties Into Triumphs in 30 Days. A Story-Based Workbook.

Why should we appreciate life in the moment? Because life is right now, there is no other time; we may never have a chance to capture these moments again.

In a post about Seneca from Brain Pickings Maria Popova writes:

‘“How we spend our days,” Annie Dillard memorably wrote in her soul-stretching meditation on the life of presence“is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ,,,

Roman philosopher Seneca’s spectacular 2,000-year-old treatise On the Shortness of Life (public library) — (is) a poignant reminder of what we so deeply intuit yet so easily forget and so chronically fail to put into practice.

Seneca writes:

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.’

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