The horizon may be closer than you think. In the physical world, someone standing on a shore can see about 2.9 miles. But someone scanning the horizon of the future, well the future does not really exist. We only live moment to moment.
If you ask my golden retrievers, they exist completely in the moment. They may know pretty well when its dinner time, but I don’t think the live their lives anticipating it.
You know how you can walk into a room and completely forget why? Golden retrievers live like that all the time. No past, no future, just moment to moment. If they encounter someone in the room, well everything else is completely forgotten.
Mindfulness makes me appreciate the moment. I can only do that for short stretches of time. Being rational animals, we spent a lot of our time planning for the future or brooding over the past. But living in the moment brings out its fully glory.
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