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Some Thoughts and Famous Wise Words on Being Present

Updated: Dec 14, 2018

One of my all-time favourite books is Thoreau's Walden. Decades ago, when I first read the book, something he wrote (well, a lot of things he wrote) struck a chord with me. As I read, I underlined almost everything! One particular quote I pondered over quite a bit, as I just didn't know what that meant (I was in my 20s):  "There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands."

About eight years ago, I re-read the book when I started practicing mindfulness shortly after my mom passed away. At the