Here and Now
Joseph Campbell (1904 –1987) was an American mythologist, best known for his work in comparative mythology and religion. More than a scholar, he was one of the greatest sages of the world.
Campbell said about eternity:
Eternity is a dimension of here and now. The past does not exist; it only is a memory of what already happened. The future also does not exist; is only a plan or a expectation. What remains is the present moment, the here and now. That is eternity.
Many persons regret the past. The past should be used as lessons, to help avoiding repeated mistakes. Instead of using your time and energy to regret your past choices, use them as lessons.
A director of a large company went to the president demanding the firing of a colleague that had lost US $10 million in one operation. The president refused, and replied that the company should not through the lesson away after paying ten million for it.
We should use our wrong choices in life to learn, not to worry about what cannot be changed.
Likewise, thinking about the future is good for planning, but we should not forget that we live in the here and now.
I am Roberto Lima Netto, a writer who seeks to present, in easy words, the ideas of Carl Jung and of notable mystics and sages. I also write fiction, always trying to convey lessons of life. After all, Jesus taught us that the stories are the best way to present ideas. Some of my books are: The Little Prince for Grownups, The Jungian Bible, The Amazon Shaman, In Search of Happiness, and A Boy, a metaphor for life, all available in Amazon and Kindle.