“The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.”
Like the world, we are not the same from one day to the next. Each day brings with it new adventures, obstacles, successes, and failures. Therefore, as we experience these events, we are changed by them.
In Mediations, Marcus Aurelius reminds us of how important it is to embrace the moment we are in. He states:
“Give it the whole of your attention, whether it be a material object, an action, a principle, or the meaning of what is being said.”
By holding onto the present moment, in the action we are performing or the event going on around us, we embrace the experience on a deeper level. By doing this, we learn and grow from the experiences that life presents to us.
Like the world ever changing around us, we too are every changing. We are acting and reacting to our environment, our friends and family, the actions we take.
Be sure to stay present within all and by doing so, we will continue to grow.