Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
If you start living in the moment, fear disappears.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.
In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and, forget about the joy of just being.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one.
But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the ilussion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve.
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
And that’s a revelation for some people: to realize that your life is only ever now.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.