All that we are looking for in life—all the happiness, contentment, and peace of mind—is right here in the present moment. Our very own awareness is itself fundamentally pure and good.
- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
How often do we find ourselves rehashing the past or worrying about the future? One problem is we're always somewhere else. Here and now never seem to be enough. When our mind is spinning out of control it's difficult to be present.
Take a few moments to watch your mind. Now ask yourself, Were there any original thoughts? Or were they gloomy thoughts?
Teaching ourselves to be present not only for ourselves but for others is a gift for all.
Let us take time to notice all that we already have.