Earlier this morning, I found myself lost in some past events of thirty years ago wondering if I had made the right decision in a certain situation. I felt that I could have done more and regretted the fact that I had not taken full advantage of a certain opportunity. Then I told myself that it was useless to wander down those corridors. I then found myself projecting myself into a problematic future. What if? Before I knew it, I was creating a whole futuristic scenario that most likely will never happen! Neither was reality.
The truth is that the only reality that I have is the NOW. The past is over with. There is nothing that I can do to re-write it. On the other hand, the future is not here yet. It is always problematic. The only reality that I have is the present moment – the NOW. The present moment – the NOW – is God’s gift to me. Living focused in the present moment – the NOW -requires discipline. It is the essence of spirituality. God is in the present moment – the NOW – alive and active in my life. The only reality that I have is the NOW. It is in the NOW that I encounter my God.