CHAPTER 7Living Consciously

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.

—Oprah Winfrey

Some people know J. C. Watts because he played football. He was a high school athlete who became the star quarterback for the University of Oklahoma, where he led his team to consecutive Orange Bowl victories. Other people remember that J.C. had made history as one of the first two black students to attend an integrated elementary school in Eufaula, Oklahoma, where he grew up. Still others know him as a former member of the U.S. Congress; after a successful professional football career, J.C. served in the House of Representatives from 1995 ...

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