Becoming friendly with the present moment is the only spiritual practice you really need


Throughout the day, stop and watch how time seems to go by. Is there any moment when it is not now? Can you experience past or future? Can you hold time in your hand and define it?
Life is not somewhere waiting for you, it is happening in you. It is not in the future as a goal to be arrived at, it is here, is now, this very moment, in your breathing, circulating in your blood, beating in your heart.

The only thing you ever have is now


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. – Alan Watts