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Thought Catalog Presents: A Talk With Karin Hadadan, Founder Of Ici Et Nu And Author Of 'Beauty In The Stillness'
"Tomorrow isn’t promised; five years from now may never come to be. All we have is the now, but these previous moments are often overlooked."
You can find an exclusive first look at Hadadan’s book here:
LIFE IS MEANT TO BE ENJOYED AT EVERY MOMENT
There are periods of our lives where the present moment feels so uncomfortable, so distanced from the ideal lifestyle, and so lonely that we resort to the future to feel excitement. We dream big, think deeply, and visualize what the upcoming moments may hold to experience some sort of thrill. Or we marinate on the past, feeling nostalgic for a time that once was. But by using the past or future to escape the present, when tomorrow comes, we’re reminded that the dark feelings never seem to fully go away.
The harsh reality is that our existence is finite. Tomorrow isn’t promised; five years from now may never come to be. All we have is the now, but these previous moments are often overlooked. And as hard as it is to find gratitude for what we already have, we must not disregard the blessings that exist around us. The sounds of nature. The lovely people circling us. The radiant health. The nourishing foods. The magic our bodies hold. The feelings we’re able to articulate. The laughs we share.
The irony is that the potential that we are chasing or experiences we are searching for exist within us—not outside of us. But it is only at the current point in time that we have the ability to tap into these sensations—joy, bliss, success, love, confidence—and bring them into reality. Not tomorrow, not a year from today. Now.
For those who yearn to live in the present moment, who seek reflection through heartbreak, comfort during times of loneliness, or guidance while healing, Beauty In The Stillness provides the words you need to read right now.
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