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  • To a large degree,the measure of our peace of mind is determined1 by how much we are able to live in the present moment.Irrespective2 of what happened yesterday or last year,and what may or may not happen tomorrow,the present moment is where you are --always.

    Without question,many of us have mastered the neurotic1) art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things --all at once.We allow past problems and future concerns to dominate3 our present moments,so much so that we end up anxious,frustrated,depressed,and hopeless.On the flip4 side,we also postpone5 our gratification,our stated priorities2),and our happiness,often convincing ourselves that ‘someday’ will be better than today.Unfortunately,the same mental dynamics3) that tell us to look toward the future will only repeat themselves so that ‘someday ’never actually arrives.John Lennon once said,‘Life is what’s happening while we’re busy making other plans.’When we’re busy making ‘other plans’,our children are busy growing up,the people we love are moving away and dying,our bodies are getting out of shape,and our dreams are slipping away.In short,we miss out4) on life.

    Many people live as if life were a dress rehearsal5) for some later date.It isn’t.In fact,no one has a guarantee that he or she will be here tomorrow.Now is the only time we have,and the only time that we have any control over.When our attention is in the present moment,we push fear from our minds.Fear is the concern over events that might happen in the future--we won’ t have enough money,our children will get into trouble,we will get old and die,whatever.

    To combat6 fear,the best strategy6) is to learn to bring your attention back to the present.Mark Twain said,‘I have been through some terrible things in my life,some of which actually happened.I don’t think I can say it any better.Practice keeping your attention on the here and now.Your efforts will pay great dividends7).





     6级    心灵鸡汤 
     单词标签: determined  irrespective  dominate  flip  postpone  combat 


    1 determined [dɪˈtɜ:mɪnd] duszmP   第7级
    • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation. 我已决定毕业后去西藏。
    • He determined to view the rooms behind the office. 他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
    2 irrespective [ˌɪrɪ'spektɪv] EaSzj   第6级
    • He is going to buy it, irrespective of what you say. 不管你说什么,他是买定了。
    • We will have the work done, irrespective of cost. 不管花多大代价,我们也得要把这项工作办好。
    3 dominate [ˈdɒmɪneɪt] Ykezm   第6级
    • They had the ambition to dominate this small country. 他们有控制这个小国的野心。
    • The strong usually dominate over the weak. 强者常常支配弱者。
    4 flip [flɪp] Vjwx6   第7级
    • I had a quick flip through the book and it looked very interesting. 我很快翻阅了一下那本书,看来似乎很有趣。
    • Let's flip a coin to see who pays the bill. 咱们来抛硬币决定谁付钱。
    5 postpone [pəˈspəʊn] rP0xq   第7级
    • I shall postpone making a decision till I learn full particulars. 在未获悉详情之前我得从缓作出决定。
    • She decided to postpone the converastion for that evening. 她决定当天晚上把谈话搁一搁。
    6 combat [ˈkɒmbæt] 4qrzR   第6级
    • The police are now using computers to help combat crime. 警方现在使用电脑打击犯罪活动。
    • A reporter interviewed the combat hero. 记者访问了这位战斗英雄。

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