Thich Nhat Hahn, the buddhist monk from Vietnam, wrote an article in the Time of India on Touch the Present Moment. Here are the first two paragraphs. I encourage you to click here to take a short trip to India and read the rest of the article:
If you want to live, live in the present moment. If you want the Buddha it must be in the present moment. If you want nirvana, it has to be in the present moment. The present moment is the only one when these things are available to you. Why do you continue to run? Samatha means stopping and touching deeply the present moment. The present moment contains all the wonders of life, including the blue sky, including the sunshine, the tangerine and the person who is good, be it you.
Are you present and accounted for or at least accountable to each moment of your life? I believe that accountability does not mean checking up on things, it means checking in on things.
Here is one more bonus paragraph from the wonderful article:
When you are able to establish yourself in the present moment, you will discover that conditions for your happiness are already there, more than enough for you to be happy. There is no need for you to run. The one who has peace, the one who has happiness, is the one who has stopped…
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