“The past and future are in the mind only — I am now.”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, 20th Century Indian Guru

Image from Unsplash by Shantung Kulkarni

Being fully present in all the “now’s” of life is hard to do. If we work at it and practice mindfulness though meditation and other methods, we can improve our odds of success.

Our awareness of our leaps into the past and the future is the stuff of TV show, movies, and sci-fi books. It seems like time travel is a pretty interesting theme for entertaining ourselves.

The fact that our minds can be found bouncing back and forth moment-to moment throughout the day proves this point.


What would be the benefit of going a little out of your mind to be in the “now” of life on a more consistent basis?