The past, future and this notion of time are some of the oddest bs we trick ourselves into believing. The fact is, the only thing of any tangible value is the eternal now.
Even if you worry about the past (depression) or stress about the future (anxiety), you are always and will forever be doing so in the only real “time” we ever have, the present; now.
I’m not advocating to disregard these notions of past and future entirely for they can be great teachers for the present. But I strongly advocate that we make more of a conscious effort being present in the here and now while we are in fact present. Otherwise, we are on auto-pilot. That is to say we should stop and smell the roses as often as possible and for any rhyme and reason.
“We are here and it is now. The way I see it is, after that, everything tends towards guesswork.”Terry Pratchett
For me, I like the randomness of things. The routine is almost my kryptonite. I pride myself on being exceedingly unconventional bc it’s in the response to the randomness of chaos that I learn more about who I am and what puts the me in Jason Feimster.
I encourage all to try and seize the moment as much as possible. If you’re walking down some city’s Main Street with your partner, walk into and view a store at random. Pay attention to your heightened senses during this visit and observe everything you can. The result is you’ll discover you do or don’t like something that you didn’t know moments earlier. That is you’ll learn more about who you are. What makes you, you.
The point I’m trying to make here is to stop waiting for the perfect moment. Instead, take the moment and make it perfect.