I mean, what is REAL, other than the present? We can only have what’s real, right? And all that IS real can only be found in the present, yes?
Were you to live three thousand years, or even a countless multiple of that, keep in mind that no one ever loses a life other than the one they are living, and no one ever lives a life other than the one they are losing. The longest and the shortest life, then, amount to the same, for the present moment lasts the same for all, and is all anyone possesses. No one can lose either the past or the future, for how can someone be deprived of what’s not theirs?”
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 2.14)
The future only exists in our minds, our fantasies, and our imagination.
To practice awareness is to be in the now. To be in the now is to live in the only moment that we have any agency. To have agency IS to live.
(See y’all tomorrow)