So I want to keep asking myself another question instead of “What’s next?” I want to ask myself “What’s now?” I want to keep focused on the present moment so that I don’t lose any opportunities that are right here and now, so that I don’t neglect any chances that I have to contribute to life and living. I want to ask myself “What’s now?” so that I can remind myself that in my life right now are many beautiful and positive things, many of them just waiting for me to notice them and become fully aware of them.
Many people spend their lives constantly waiting for whatever’s coming next. It’s easy for us to anticipate some coming thing, some better job or some great opportunity, or some spectacular event that’s going to add something great to our lives. But what’s it going to add to? It’s going to add to what we have right here, right now, and that in itself is pretty spectacular, too.
The only time that any of us have to grow or change or feel or learn anything is in the present moment. But we’re continually missing our present moments, almost willfully, by not paying attention.