Do we seize the moment? Or does the moment seize us?
And what of the present? Isn’t it always now?
These thoughts are the message I took from the movie Boyhood. I Loved the movie and highly recommend it, but it will not be a movie for everyone. I am not a movie critic so I will leave my critique at that.
The message … wow. I strive to live in the present. I can’t change the past so I review it and try to learn from it. I do not want to live in the past. Then there’s the future, I do want to be prepared and plan for it as well as set a few goals to work toward and dream a bit. I do not want to live in a future fantasy, we know not what the future will actually bring.
If I live in the now, experience each moment which comes, I can live more fully. I can’t change the past nor predict the future but I can influence right now. I can make the now better by how I percieve it, react to it and what I can bring to it …at this moment.
It is always now. Always. Right now.
I believe if I let the moment seize me, I can also seize the moment …but only if I am aware.
Tomorrow is 2015. It’s just another day, another sunrise. Today is 2014 and it’s just a day like any day. What makes each day different for me is what I choose to make of it. At this moment I share my contemplation.
May your now be a great moment and your tomorrow a wonderful new year!