I’ve been listening to, “The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment“, by Eckhart Tolle. As I listen, it becomes more obvious to me (a person who constantly tries to live in the past or the future) how much of life is wasted by not living in the current moment.
As strange as it sounds, if you can manage to use all of your senses to absorb “now”, maybe not ALL of your day through, but starting with a few moments out of the day, there is a certain joy that can develop in those few moments. They are free of worry. They are moments spent on yourself.
If you suffer from worry because you can’t let go of the past or constantly worry about what is going to happen in the future, you might consider getting this (choose the audio version.. trust me..) from the library and trying it out.
So far, it’s helped me sleep better at night, and try to observe how that little punishing voice inside my head is trying to punish me for every little mistake.