The older I get, the more I understand the concept and importance of Living In The Moment.
When youre young, you take time for granted, you have your whole life ahead of you after all, youre fresh out of mommy and daddy’s pocket.
Slowly you start realising that things dont always happen like you would like to, people dont get on bored like you thought they would and moments in time dont last as long as you hoped.
Being a perfectionist control freak, the concept of “the only time is now” or “all we have is this moment” has been a long and difficult lesson to learn.
And yet so, so important.
You may meet someone new and you take ages to express how you feel and then suddenly its over for whatever reason and you feel hurt or at a loss.
Thats when you have to learn that, the moments you have, are all that you have. Theyre not leading up to anything, they exist only as they happen. There is no future and no past, only the moment you are experiencing.
So, hold their hand, say “I love you”, take a mental picture, take a picture with your camera, taste their skin, feel their warmth, take that leap, enjoy the feeling as and when it happens, dont let it go by because youre too busy wondering what all of it means for the future.
The more you let go and connect with the moments you get to experience, the better you appreciate life and the less loss you feel when things dont work out how you hoped because you werent hoping for anything, you were just enjoying that moment instead.