“The truth is you actually spend very little time being fully aware of what is occurring in any given moment. If you are like most people, your mind is always trending towards thoughts about the past (i.e., regrets, anger, reminiscing), or thoughts about what may or will occur (i.e., worries, anticipated events).
The present is real simply because it is the only time that your total being (i.e., mind and body) actually experiences. Ponder on this for a moment: “Is your body ever physically in the past or the future when you’re thinking about either of them?” The answer is of course a resounding NO, which makes it very obvious that any time other than the present exists solely within your mind. So, as your mind continues its habit of wandering both forward and backward, you are obviously not taking full advantage of the only worthwhile time you actually do have.”
Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”
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