Why we have to speak and think in present tense

The universe exists out of time and space. Time and space are human made ideas. But how exactly can time be slower and faster at the same time? In Einstein’s theory of relativity, time dilation describes a difference of elapsed time between two events, as measured by observers that are either moving relative to each other, or differently, depending on their proximity to a gravitational mass.

Għajnsielem, Malta

In universe there is no past and there is no actual future. The only thing that universe knows is now. Now is all that exist. You can speak and think in past or future tense, but you can only feel in the present.

Quala, Malta

Just think a bit how many times in interactions with others you had actually been reacting to your past and not to the current time? In what ways do past experiences keep you from responding accurately to what’s going on in the present?

Mġarr harbor, Malta

Someone who has been triggered by the past in one kind of situation, is likely to experience the same prickly reactivity in other interactions. A leadership coach, Robert Gass said: ”When we are tense, we get reactive, defensive, and tend to speak and act in ways we later regret. When we stay open and relaxed, we can be far more creative and resourceful in how we choose to respond to what life brings us.”

Valletta, Malta

The truth is that very often our emotions are being triggered by past experiences. We must learn how to live – and move beyond the patterns that no longer serve us. The first step in order to accomplish that is to live, speak and think in the present sense impression.

Citadella, Malta


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Il Ramla, Malta


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