Live the moment, not the future
Today. As much as we know – well, it’s a cliché – that what matters is the present moment, there is like a magnet that lives in us, human beings, that keep drawing us into the future. It’s the plans, the things we want to buy, the experiences we’d love to try. Anyway, it’s like we put all our happiness on tomorrow and there’s no happiness left for today.
In fact, I am the worst person to write about living the moment. After all, I am that person who is already thinking about what he is going to do next every single moment of my life. It’s hard and, probably, stupid. I mean, I have some difficulty in focusing on now. I believe it has to do with my craziness of having everything under control (you can call me crazy here), even though I have already realized, in the hardest way with my mother’s illness, that, actually, we control almost nothing at all.
Live the moment, the now. Don’t do stupid things in name of it (like drugs or crazy parties) - because probably there will be a tomorrow - but live the moment with the certainty that if you died today, the last memory would be a happy moment.
Of course, it is important to have goals, plans, and dreams. But we can not – and should not – get so clouded by what we want the future to be that we do not enjoy what is happening now. Right now. In fact, we do not even know if there is going to be a future. Believe me, I have to repeat this to myself as if it was a mantra, every day.
So, even if it’s hard sometimes (and I know it is), live the moment, the now. Don’t do stupid things in name of it (like drugs or crazy parties) – because probably there will be a tomorrow – but live the moment with the certainty that if you died today, the last memory would be a happy moment.