If you’re alive, chances are you remember a moment of clarity. A moment so powerful it engraved itself into your memory. A moment where nothing mattered but the present; the here, the now.
Maybe it was during a long run, or first thing in the morning when the world seemed filled with peace, or atop a mountain, or in the shower when your thoughts were finally allowed to do their own thing. The act of being mindful and aware is believed to be a privilege to many.
To carry on, modern minds are simultaneously pulling from failures from the past and pushing towards milestones of the future. Devotion to one’s passion and a curious eye stay reserved for the creative kind.
When all it takes to act upon those daydreams, to achieve more moments of clarity, ‘to live in the now’, as we like to refer to it nowadays, is courage, persistence, and trust.
Courage to stop worrying. Courage to devote oneself to the present. Persistence to keep going. And trust in one’s abilities and those of faith.
In the words of the wise soul Allan Watts “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”