Any Denial of the Now

Where is life? Here, now. Life cannot exist separately from here and now. So any denial of the now, resistance to the now, running away from the now, mentally always trying to get to the next moment because fulfillment is there somewhere, and you miss this life. And then you reach the age of eighty-five still looking for something, and you missed the Beloved, the divine that is here in every moment.

— Eckhart Tolle, Through the Open Door  <link>