here and now

a Michael Jordan Basketball trading card I made in the 2nd grade
(note the inverted jersey number)

In the final episode of The Last Dance, Mark Vancil had this to say about Michael Jordan:

Most people live in fear because we project the past into the future. Michael’s a mystic. He was never anywhere else. His gift was not that he could jump high, run fast, shoot a basketball. His gift was that he was completely present. And that was the separator.

As someone who is constantly passing through previous moments, this has always been difficult for me. But I do think it’s the key not only to better creative work, but living a better life.