Lately there has been this notion that the present moment is all we have. Most people don't understand this reality and more-so see it as an abstraction. This notion, however, is indeed reality, the reality and for a more in-depth look into this, check out my previous post Time Is Always Now.
Let's go deeper into this reality of the now. If you are to plan for the future (which this society takes for somehow being more important than your immediate experience) it is only of value to those who can truly live within the moment. For when you get to that future goal, you will continue to be somewhere else, not even present for the experience and joy of your dreams coming into fruition
The internal and external sides of life are one in the same, two sides of the same coin, however, it is sometimes necessary to differentiate between the two and I am going to do so here. Internally, we are living in a world of abstractions, mental labels/boxes that make the external world seem split/separated. Externally, in this society, we are inherently set-up to not want to live in the present moment, which as we have seen, is the only reality there is. Why is this? Because we live in a world where we get paid later for doing things we don't like doing now. Day in and day out we spend our precious time on this Earth for institutions that could give two shits about us. The institutions have come alive and we are the ones feeding these parasitic entities that are taking over like a cancer.
Go to any work environment and almost everyone talks about how they want the day to go by faster, it's going too slow, I want to get home and relax, work sucks, etc., etc. In this way, in this system of control, we don't even want to be where we are! And when we get home to relax, the place we were talking/thinking about all day, we want it to last and so we grasp. We try to grasp the ungraspable. As you can see all around you, a car going by, the words in your head, the water, the clouds in the sky, it all keeps moving. Life is motion and you are that motion. The form changes, as with death, but it is always here, always now, and always one. All ripples within the Self, the fundamental underlying reality to reality, though the two are not separate. But when we hold onto life, hold onto a form of motion, life is terribly frustrated because it always slips between your fingers.
So what to do? We need to live now, a bit redundant for that is the only "time" there is, but we need to bring our awareness back to where we are and from there, or should I say from here, live! Do what you want to do! That doesn't mean screw everyone else and it's all me, no. If you are present with yourself and how "you" are always connected with the world around you, you will see that the Earth you rest upon and the people inhabiting it are just as much a part of you as your finger nails or heart beat. If you see yourself in the right way, you don't have to do anything. You will know what to do, in fact, you already know what to do. You've been doing it this whole time. Life is the drive-less driver, so have faith, trust in it, and let go. Deal with the pollution inside of you first and the rest will follow. Before anything else, before that next step you take, become connected, aligned with who you are, what you are, now. Be with this current experience you are having, in whatever form it is in. Accept who you are, be who you are, act as who you are, see who you are, know who you are, and from there your life will begin; you will be Reborn.