The Homunculus

Psychology, Anthropology, Evolution

Live that moment

Posted by Joy Icayan on November 23, 2009

Moment: A specific point in time, especially the present time.

From Steven Maloney, the psychological present lasts three seconds…

And since we live permanently convinced that the past is past and it will be amended, and the future, even the immediate future, will certainly be better and with fewer errors, since we live permanently from and critical of our own past, permanently removed from and in the hope of our oncoming future, the present-time frame of several seconds is the only unconditional manifestation of our ego.

In this sense, our ego lasts three seconds.  Everything else is either hope or an embarrassing incident.  Usually both.

– Miroslav Holub, “The Dimension of the Present Moment”

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