We think too much. It’s true – even as you read this sentence there is another part of your mind actively searching the past for distant clues, or looking to the future for distant answers. And amidst all this activity, we miss the simplest, most beautiful thing we have – the present moment.
Real happiness comes when we learn to hit the “off” switch on the overactive mind, and we can concentrate fully on what is happening here and now. When we live for the present we are happier, healthier, and better connected to the world around us.
Eckhart Tolle, the inspiring author of “The Power of Now” has this to say about making yourself present in the moment at hand–
“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
So try to think less, and live more. Be connected now and always, and don’t worry too much about the past and the future! In three simple words – Be Here Now.