Most people are forgetful; they are not really there a lot of the time. Their mind is caught in their worries, their fears, their anger, and their regrets, and they are not mindful of being there. That state of being is called forgetfulness — you are there but you are not there. You are caught in the past or in the future. You are not there in the present moment, living your life deeply.
Thich Nhat Hanh
from the book Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
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