Duff McDonald on Finding Joy in Living in the Moment
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Journalist and author of several thought-provoking books, Duff McDonald, offers us a profound perspective on the value of being fully present in our lives. In a world where we're constantly measuring and comparing ourselves, it's easy to get caught in a cycle of distraction. But Duff's journey has taught him that freedom from judgment, both of things and people, is the key to unearthing our true potential.
In a recent episode of the Living with Sunny podcast, McDonald shares how the quiet of the COVID-19 quarantine period pushed him into the present. He says, "It's a revelation that we are always here — it's just that we often distract ourselves from the present moment by dwelling on the past or speculating about the future."
Embracing the present can dissolve fear and anxiety. It connects us to the whole story of our lives and shifts our perspective. As McDonald puts it, "The truth is now. What is happening to me right now, what I am thinking right now, no more guessing."
It's a profound shift in perspective that allows us to find a different point of view in our own lives. McDonald reminds us that change is inevitable, and we can't predict when it will happen. But when we have moments of awareness where we want to shift the way we live our lives, we need to anchor ourselves better in practices like meditation or yoga, which can help us shift our focus and embrace the change.
Let's take inspiration from Duff McDonald and strive to live fully in the present, embracing the joy and authenticity it offers.