Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one.
But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
When a journalist asked Eckhart Tolle to summarize his teaching, he said—Treat this moment as a Friend not your enemy. How you treat life is how life will treat you back for Life is a Mirror.
Whenever you are immersed in compulsive thinking, you are avoiding what is. You don’t want to be where you are. Here and Now.
This one moment – Now – is the only thing you can never escape from, the one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens, no matter how much your life changes, one thing is certain: it’s always Now.
Since there is no escape from the Now, why not welcome it, be friendly with it?
The division of life into past, present and future is mind-made and ultimately illusionary.
~ Eckhart Tolle