There is no “Now” – A different approach to “staying in the present”

Unravelling Reality

It is commonly said that the past and the future are not ‘real’ only the present is real. In this blog post I discuss the idea that there is no real ‘present’ moment, with the help of discussion from the book “Zen and the Art of Consciousness.” 

There is a big deal about being in the “Now” or staying in the present. This idea certainly has some good points and reasons behind it – after all, we spend way too much time worrying about the future, or get stuck going over and over the past and this can be seen in many ways to make us less focused on what we are doing right “now” – it distracts and takers away from the ‘present’.

However to suggest that “now” is all that actually exists (because the past is gone and the future is yet to come) might also be quite misleading.

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