HOW TO LIVE IN THE NOW – BE HERE NOW – NOT THERE THEN

 

This book offers an original and effective way to lead a less fraught, more purposeful and rewarding life.

Living in the Now gives us the opportunity to experience life fully, without wasting time on guilt and regrets from the past or hopes and anxieties about the future.

Living in the present moment is the key to true creativity and focused attention. I brings heightened awareness, contentment, inner harmony and deep peace.

This book offers a simple, practical guide to living in the now. It explains the basic principles and includes relevant exercises to experience the principles in practice. Stories and anecdotes from people who have actually implemented the techniques  (through attending my courses or as a response to the book) provide real-life examples.

Here is one example:

“When I left home in the morning, all I could think about was the report I had to finish by lunch-time. Should I condense it? Will I meet the deadline? Etc . Then I remembered to let go of the thought s and come into the Now, feeling the steering wheel under my hands and seeing the car in front. I noticed how quiet it had suddenly become. I found it liberating – as if a load had been lifted from my shoulders and things had become simplified. Generally being mindful of this moment has made my awareness greater; I see more, hear more and enjoy life more.”

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About Jill M Jacques

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have spent most of my life here doing the usual things - marrying, having children and caring for an array of pets ranging from dogs to silkworms and chameleons. I first became interested in philosphy and its practical application in everyday life in my early 20s and spent many years as part of a group that pursued this goal. Drawing on this experience, I have been running "How to live in the Now" programmes for over 10 years. I wrote this book in response to requests from group members for something "simple and practical". I tend to see the funny side of life situations and enjoy writing humorous back pages as well as short stories and some poetry. Some of these have been published. Being here now is what really matters.
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