Understanding the Challenge of Mindful Presence
Excellent NYT opinion piece by Seligman and Tierney on the origins or our difficulty in maintaining mindful presence in our daily lives.
"What best distinguishes our species is an ability that scientists are just beginning to appreciate: We contemplate the future. Our singular foresight created civilization and sustains society. It usually lifts our spirits, but it’s also the source of most depression and anxiety, whether we’re evaluating our own lives or worrying about the nation."