There is the past-present, the now-present and the future-present. Everything passes through the present, and it is here and now where you have all the power to create the life that you want.
The past can be useful for lessons, the future for decisions and planning, but it is in the present where you decide what to make of the past and what to create for the future.
To live in the present is to live now; to feel your mind, to feel your body, to feel your environment; to engage in present thoughts, words and actions.
Everything happens in the present and everything comes to an end. What’s important is not how long things last, but how meaningful they are while they do.
”Silence is the language of God, everything else is poor translation. ― Rūmī
”We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion 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. — Alan W. Watts
”For there is never anything but the present, and if one cannot live there, one cannot live anywhere. — Alan W. Watts
”You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. — Henry David Thoreau
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