Something occurred to me today. If we consider time as the flexible entity that it is, in that the past doesn’t actually exist anywhere but in our memories and the future doesn’t exist at all and is purely speculative, we only have the present moment. The only place anything can happen is right now, in this moment. Nothing else exists.
That freaks me out every time I think about it.
Think about it for a second, what would your life mean if nothing existed outside of this moment? Would it make you feel better, or worse?
It can be a really scaring thought and make us think, well what are we doing all this for? That, my friends, is exactly my point.
What are you doing all this for? Are you doing it because you enjoy it, or because you feel like you have to? If you knew with 100% certainty that only this moment existed, would it change your perspective or behaviour? Would you spend this moment differently?
It’s not easy bridging two worlds and of course, there’s an element of being responsible because we’re all living in a world that we’ve created to have consequences, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to inject a little more joy in to each of our moments, and be a little more mindful of how we spend them.