today is tomorrow's yesterday. or something
I've been subscribing to an article a day from the DailyOM site. The authors manage to combine the metaphysical stuff I enjoy so much with a good dose of common sense. That really appeals to me. Most of the time I can find a message in there somewhere and I particularily liked yesterday's article because it's something I often have trouble with.
There Is Only Now
It can be easy for us to walk through the world and our lives without really being present. While dwelling on the past and living for the future are common pastimes, it is physically impossible to live anywhere but the present moment. We cannot step out our front door and take a left turn to May of last year any more than we can take a right turn to December 2010. Nevertheless, we can easily miss the future we are waiting for as it becomes the now we are too busy to pay attention to. We then spend the rest of our time playing "catch up" to the moment that we just let pass by. During moments like these, it is important to remember that there is only Now.