Live In The Now

Because now is all we will ever have

“The present moment holds the key to liberation. Although you cannot find the present moment as long as you’re in the mind”- Eckhart Tolle

You Cannot Move Forward If You’re Tied To Your Past

There is a horrible game that the mind can play when it comes to the choices we make. Many of us define ourselves by what we’ve done in the past and continue to live by that story for the rest of our lives never allowing the chance of a different outcome. It may be hard to realize at first but your past results has no reflection on your future potential. We always have the choice to approach things differently the second time around, so it’s important that we choose to learn from the past instead of continually living in it. If we fail to do this then our lives will end up as nothing more than a broken record, playing each experience over and over again with the same results.

Now Is All We Will Ever Have

If you think about it there really isn’t an actual “past” or “future”, all they are is an idea. If we can train our mind to live, completely in the present moment, then we won’t be anxious about what may happen or dwell on what already has. This will help to keep our focus on the tasks at hand preventing the hallucination of horrible outcomes that most likely won’t even happen. Now don’t get me wrong, there isn’t anything bad about having confidence in certain areas because of past experiences; although we can’t allow ourselves to be held back from taking another shot because of a blunder we made the first time we tried. If we can commit to trusting this present moment then life may become a lot less cluttered and much more peaceful.