In the realm of time and relationships, moving forward is inevitable. It means thinking, doing and saying the things that enable you to live in the world.
To move forward consciously, rest in the present moment, remember what has happened to influence the present, and image a positive future influenced by your behavior here and now.
Everything is in motion, a flow, a continuous process of causes and conditions resulting in outcomes that are the causes and conditions of other outcomes. The present moment is fleeting. It arises and is gone in a moment.
Be Here Now
There is a paradox. Being here now is the secret to enlightened living. But that can be misunderstood to mean that we ignore what happened in the past and what will happen in the future. Sure, the past is gone, and the future is yet to be, they are figments of the mind – memories or projections. But that doesn’t mean to ignore them. Even the present moment, by the time one reflects on it, is in the past. It no longer exists.