Our mind necessarily and continually turns to three options: remembering the past, thinking about the future, thinking about the present. This last option is perhaps the least obvious because our present is fleeting.Thinking of the present moment is wishful thinking. At best we can hope to capture a moment, albeit a few seconds, in which we seek to be less preoccupied with the future and less nostalgic for a certain past. The Greeks believed that what was in front of us was the past and not the future.
PAVIE, X. (2021). L’imagination, un enjeu philosophie, technique et spirituel. Dans: X. Pavie (ed.). Imaginer son futur. 1st ed. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp. 7-18.