Every thought , every idea we have and memories, are not in the present moment. We cannot experience the present moment if we are constantly thinking about other things, ideas … The only thing we can know for sure… what we can be certain of is what we are experiencing right now.
Everything else is an illusion . A fantasy. A fabrication of the mind. Even if our thoughts and ideas seem like they are tangible and sometimes objective, the reality is that that they are simply subjective ideas. Which can then create anxiety, sadness, and resentments.
Not all thoughts trigger anxiety and sadness; but being in the present moment never triggers these feelings. Being in the present moment can only bring peace.
We can make ourselves feel peace and tranquility by simply being in the present. Only with patience and practice can this be achieved. As soon as we allow ourselves to focus on our thoughts, then we are prone to uncomfortable feelings. We may start feeling insecure. Sad. Angry. Anxious.
Focusing back in the present… the here and now, will bring contentment… and peace.
That’s the beauty of the Present Moment.