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Carpe Diem and Mindfulness

Carpe Diem and Mindfulness

Though "Carpe diem" is related to the concept of mindfulness, which involves focusing on present thoughts, emotions, and experiences, there is some difference between the two.

  • Mindfulness is a state of awareness, in a non-judgemental, abstract way. It is in the state of Being.
  • Carpe Diem is more towards time-based action. It is primarily in the Doing state.

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It means to be active and enjoy the moment.

Instead of overthinking about going to an event, starting your new dream project, or developing a certain relationship, instead of postponing, you can just do the thing you want to do, right now.

"Carpe Diem" is Latin for "Seize the day." It underscores the importance of the present moment, telling us to value each moment and to focus on the present.

  • Hedonism states that life only has to be lived in pleasure, discarding one's past and future.
  • Fatalism states that everything is predetermined, so there is no point in planning for the unchangeable future, hence it is good to just live for today.

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