“Being aware of the present moment simply means you never believe the illusion that the future is going to be better than what is going on right now.”
Awareness and being conscious in the present moment is the key to ending our suffering.
And also the acknowledgement that it doesn’t get better than this.
Our capacity for happiness comes from what’s going on in our mind.
Not from the external.
All thoughts are available to you at this moment.
All of your capacity for joy is here right now, no matter what is happening in your external world.
Because the only thing that will change how you feel is how you think.
Even when creating for the future, don’t trade this moment for some future moment.
Our capacity for joy is always the same for both moments.
Because “I’ll be happy when…” is a myth.
I’ll wrap up with these final words from Mateo Mabatabai:
“Plan, dream, and organize all you want. Just don’t start believing that what you have planned for the future is going to be any better than the current moment. You are going to be in the present moment your entire life. If you are focusing on how good the future is going to be, you are just running on the hamster wheel hoping to get somewhere. Life is right now. In this glorious moment right in front of you. I believe that you are not allowing yourself to be happy right now, nothing in the future is going to change that externally.”
You can change anything you want in your life right now, but make it from a place of abundance and acceptance.
From happiness and joy. This will make the change so much easier.
Your capacity for joy is already at 100%. You can choose this now.