The Power of the Present:
We are normally so busy moving from the past to the future, we have almost entirely forgotten that there is such a thing as the present, and it is only the present that matters. After all the running around between the past and future – after all the searching and struggling – after all the thinking and analysis, we have to return to the present moment, for that is our true and only home.
To begin with, the present moment is not just a moment, it is an entire dimension in itself. Just like we have three dimensions of space, the present moment is another fourth dimension. This fourth dimension is where we truly dwell. It is the seat of our mind, body, and everything else.
The present is not just a moment, it is a realm we can only begin to explore, with no end to it. Why is the present moment so important? It is not just important because it is where we are, it is important because it is where everything is being accomplished. Just think about it for a moment. Has anybody ever accomplished anything either in the past or the future. Everything that has ever been achieved has happened in the present moment.
We can think about the past and the future, but action can happen only in the present moment. The present moment is the difference between simply imagining a life and actually living it. Most people go through their entire lives wondering why they could not achieve all they were striving to achieve. More often than not, the answer is simple. While many keep thinking about what they want to achieve, a few stay in the present moment and actually accomplish it.