"Live in the now!"

I am discovering that the only way to live content, balanced and free is to "live in the now."  Be in the moment, every moment. If I am leaning forward, striving for a goal, then I am anxious. If I am leaning back, I tend to regret. When I am centered and balanced I can be thankful for my situation, and the conditions around me, whatever they may be.
Garth Algar: "Stop torturing yourself man! You'll never afford it! LIVE IN THE NOW!"
Wayne Campbell: "It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine."
In this scene from Wayne's World, Wayne is leaning forward, coveting the Fender Stratocaster of his dreams. Garth gives him sage advice.
I'm not saying that we shouldn't HAVE goals and dreams. Rather, we shouldn't let that forward thinking consume us and cause us to trip forward, missing the blessings that are ours, present tense.
Likewise, we should learn from our past, but not lean so far back that we fall into regret and self-loathing.
Stand and walk upright, balanced and stable. Drink in the sunshine, rain, clouds and darkness. Experience the moment fully, undistracted by what has passed and what lies ahead.
Live in the now.

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