Quote by James Dean:
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
Living in the moment is really the best way to go about life. It’s all we really have control of, we can’t change the past and we can’t predict the future. Of course we can dream, make plans, have goals, take action and hope for a beautiful life. In the meantime we need to realize that life is impermanent, we don’t know how much time we have left, we need to be grateful right now, in the Here and Now and enjoy life to the fullest.
The Buddhist way of life teaches us to be mindful of each moment in all that we do whether it is eating, walking, talking, thinking, meditating, etc. We need to be in the moment focused on pursuing our dreams wholeheartedly. While we are mindful that life is impermanent, we will live a full life in every moment that we breathe and our heart is beating.
Quiet the mind, breathe in peace, breathe out love, and focus on this one moment in time. Tomorrow will take care of itself; it is completely out of our control. Yesterday is gone, we can’t relive history, now is all that truly matters.
I am reminded of this excerpt from a quote by Kahlil Gibran: “yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream” meaning we need to live in the moment, and never stop dreaming since none of us knows when our time will be up.