While the human body can survive a few weeks without food, and perhaps a few days without water, it can't do without oxygen for more than a few minutes.
Think for a moment about how we experience life. We travel from one 'present ' moment to the next. Behind us we leave our past; in front of us is our future. Yet, whatever has gone before, and whatever is to come, the plain and simple fact remains that the only time we have in which to experience life is now.
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone here a happy Chinese New Year.