“Vivre au présent…”

Vaste sujet et expression qu’on entend quelquefois, alors que nous vivons tous des “aujourd’hui” uniquement, et c’est ce qu’on appelle (la) VIE. Depuis l’antiquité, les stoïciens et les sages nous apprennent que ce n’est pas un rêve, un idéal ou une autre utopie: c’est une simple et difficile vérité à vivre. Einstein et sa relativité n’y changent rien, même s’il a parlé de plusieurs temps présents – tous différents, changeants, mais aussi actuels: c’est ce qu’on appelle l’Univers qui comprend l’espace et le temps – son unique réalité. Restons plutôt dans le présent, car tout ce qui arrive(ra) plus tard, c’est tjs du domaine de l’incertain! Les anciens lançaient des “carpe diem!”(vis ce jour même!), mais ce n’est pas assez, puisque les jours passent, et aucun ne reste… Par conséquent, disons plutôt:”carpe aeternitatem!” = vis l’éternité présente! – la seule vérité dont le royaume est ici et maintenant! 🙂
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current daydreaming of Kauai aka “garden isle” – my favourite Hawaiian island… ❤

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“Living in the present…” – a vast topic and an expression we constantly hear, while we all experience “todays” only, and this is what is called LIFE. Since the ancient times, the Stoics and other philosophers have taught us this is not a dream, an ideal or a new utopia: it’s both a simple and difficult truth to live. Einstein and his relativity haven’t changed anything, yet he did mention several “present tenses” – all different, changing, but still current: this is what is called the Universe which represents space and time – its unique reality. Let’s rather dwell in the present, as everything that is going to happen later is always uncertain! The elders used to urge everyone:”carpe diem!”(live up this very day!), BUT that’s not enough, since days pass by, and none stays over. Therefore, let’s rather say:”carpe aeternitatem!” = live the present eternity! – the only truth whose kingdom is here and now! 🙂

if we have truth within, can it also be noticed externally?!…

Could you make the difference between lying and hiding the truth – omitting to tell it?…

For most people, the slightest lie is unacceptable, distorting reality or inventing a story is absolutely out of question. But what about the one by omission? For others, this is not really a lie, since they haven’t told it, therefore, one does not lie, one just ‘forgets’ to mention something. Thus, hiding, not telling the truth is not necessarily lying or is it lying by omission? To lie is an action and to hide the truth is an omission. To solve this semantic problem, those who use real elements to make you figure out fake things are deceivers. Each lie is meant to dissimulate reality, but liars voluntarily choose to hide it, creating an image of it that serves their own interests. What’s most overwhelming(like a daily burden!) about hiding a truth is that one is “forced” to keep on lying and hiding it.
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photos from National Geographic magazine…

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Yes, one can deceive family, relatives, friends, etc – without lying to them, as different causes can generate this phenomenon, lack of self-esteem is at the top of the list. Whenever one does not reckon oneself as good as the others, the temptation is strong to give oneself a false over-evaluation, a false self-image, in order to avoid a false self-evaluation. And then, there is also the desire to control reality and change the truth, but this “formula” can’t work for long. As soon as we’ve found out the hidden truth, the worst pain comes from lying which is trapped into the treachery, and it will cause a “volcanic eruption” of negative emotions to the mislead one, setting an irrecoverable distance between the 2 individuals. To me, once my trust is betrayed, respect has also taken a deep blow and has flown away – for good. According to Kant, it’s necessary to defend the universality of the duty of truth: first of all – not lying to oneself, and afterwards, study philosophy which is the love of truth. 🙂
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P.S. This post has been inspired by a recent conversation with an “old” friend… 🙂

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