“Be Here Now”
So much of our lives are lived in distraction. We are constantly reacting to the world around us. We get sucked into regrets of the past or anxiety about the future. We forget where we are in time and space. What if we accept some simple profound advice: be here now. How can we set aside constantly “doing” so as to cultivate respect for “being”? Can we remember the amazing fact of our existence on this fragile planet hurtling through space? Can we bring ourselves more fully present so we can be in the moment, comfortable with ourselves and with others? Hugh Taft-Morales explores how this all fits into Ethical Humanism.
Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.