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Nathalie Finzi

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I love a quote, which may sound a little silly, but I heard it while watching Kung Fu Panda a few years back. It goes… Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

I recite this to myself almost every day. And even if it came from a children’s animated movie, the words allow me to stay focused on the present. I, like most, tend to spend hours lost in my head. I see the mind as a whole other universe, existing on top of our present reality. This universe that exists in all of us is uniquely catered to the body of its beholder. We all have different moral codes and ethics however, there is one commonality in everyone’s mini world:
We spend most of our time worrying about the future and questioning the past rather than living in the present.

Loneliness is something every person goes through at some point in life, and amidst a global pandemic, where communication with others is mainly through cell phones, everyone seems to be struggling with it. Since our minds all work in different ways, it is hard to see eye to eye with those around us. That is why I think we all feel so alone.

So yeah… the present can seem like a harsh and cruel place. However, there is something about it that makes it so important. It is the only state of mind where we can connect with others. Spending time with your friends or family or the person you love breaks you free from your mind and throws you back into reality. Even if it leads to fighting, connecting and communicating is what it means to be human.
Depression, anxiety, and all those things exist in our singular universes, so when we are around others, there becomes an opportunity to open up and talk about how they affect us. Even if people do not understand what you are going through because they process the world differently, at least you are finding a way to let these thoughts out rather than keep them bottled up.

The moral of the story here is that we all live very different lives, and sharing what you’re genuinely going through will benefit you in the end. Speaking about things allows you to finally deal with intrusive thoughts in the present rather than letting them dictate your future.

Nathalie Finzi

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