“Live in the Now” is Bad Practical Advice

But it’s good existential advice

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Do you want a piece of advice that I’ve seen recommended by sages in virtually every spiritual tradition?

Live in the present moment.

I don’t care if it’s a Muslim Sufi or a Christian mystic or an Indian yogi or a crystal-clutching New Age spiritualist. The advice is there: Embrace the…



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Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske

Former editor of Gilbert Mag and columnist for NC Register. Freelance for many print pubs. Publishes here every Monday, plus occasional pieces during the week.