Zest to Live in the Now

You need not find happiness, it is already within you. Strive to live in the moment and that happiness within will certainly join you in the present.

Oh, how hard it is to live in the now. During the course of any given day, we are pulled in every direction. Somedays, we have no idea if we are depressed or anxious, maybe we are both! Scared of the future and regretful of the past. Nothing we do seems to make any sense or have any purpose.

Make living in the now your purpose! Your happiness depends on it.

The only way to be happy is to live in this moment, right here, right now. You cannot find happiness anxious for tomorrow or regretful of yesterday. It is impossible because true happiness is the result of living for this moment. Yeah, I know, I am just talking out of my ass, the reality is, life won’t allow you to be happy or present for that matter. You need more money, more time, more friends, more room, more health, more, more, more! You don’t need a thing to be happy right now, NOTHING. If you don’t believe that, then you are just making excuses, excuses that are costing you your life!

Get rid of the things and people that suck the joy out of your life. If you can’t, then you are making excuses to not being happy. Move on from your past and realize that your past has no control over your future. Your desire to remain fixed on past relationships and past pain is just an excuse you are using to avoid happiness. But why would anyone avoid happiness? By avoiding happiness, and avoiding the present moment, you are avoiding feeling the pain that we are meant to feel. Every moment doesn’t need to be blissful and delightful, some moments need to feel the pain so that the next moment can be used to feel the joy. The unfelt pain of life only shreds unfelt joy.

Resolve yourself to remove the excuses and the barriers that you put up that block you from living in this moment. Practice every day on protecting your moment and strive to feel the next. Once you have become habitual at living in every moment, then you will notice that happiness in life is found in everything that you do.

Happiness really is inside all of us, it just has to be lived, at this moment.


This blog post is part of a series of 26 that focuses on finding your inner happiness. Please check out the rest of the series here: The ABC’s of a Happy Life