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Creating a purposeful life by Richard Fox

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10 Anchoring your being

Our being is the anchor which is going to ground our purposeful doing; that is what makes it robust, particularly in the face of difficulties. My contributors gave me lots of ideas about how to anchor being, and one of the most crucial was the art of being in the present moment.

Most of us spend our time living in a mixture of the past and the future. We see the world through the filters of our past experiences or our hopes and fears about the future, and we spend very little time actually noticing what’s really happening, free from opinions, judgements, assumptions or fears. For example, right now, just raise your eyes from this page and look over the top of the book/screen at whatever’s behind it. What do you see? ...

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