It seems as if in life we are always saying “Remember the good old days?” or “I can’t wait until…” and as an unconscious result, letting right now pass us by. I want to be more present and self-centered (not in a bad way but instead a way that is aware of, and in the self at any given moment) rather than rehashing/replaying things that have already happened, or conversly awaiting things to come, as if NOW is just a block of unimportant time until the next momentous occasion arrives. Life is full of subtle lessons and beauty not always glaringly obvious, and easily overlooked if not in the present. I just want to enjoy where I am (physically, emotionally, financially). And I don’t mean that we shouldn’t look forward to things or strive for better. I also do not mean that we should not look at our past with a feeling of fondness, no. What I mean is to not do so in such a way as to devalue the magic of the moment that we are in. For most of us did not realize how beautiful a moment was until after it was gone. It is in retrospect and dreams of the future that we see perfection that seemingly is unable to exist in the present. I hope to be more aware of it’s existence in the NOW.