Where are you?
Are you here?
Are you here with your body?
Are you here with your breath?
Or have you reverted to the past?
Have you bypassed to the future?
Are you retracing the steps that have already transpired
hoping to somehow change them?
Let it go.
Are you predicting what has yet to come
in an attempt to control an unforeseeable future?
Accept the adventure in unpredictability.
Are you engaging in activities
that effectively remove you from the present
and take you into a fantasy instead?
Constantly checking your phone or Facebook?
Drinking until you don’t remember?
Changing your location the moment you feel the weight of what truly surrounds you?
Why not come back
to this moment
Even if it feels uncomfortable.
Why not sit and savor
where you already are?
Even if it scares you.
Why not be grateful
for what you already have?
Even if it doesn’t seem like enough.
Why not be with who actually surrounds you?
Even if that is no one but yourself?
Can you observe what you see
absorb what you hear
inhale what you smell
feel what you sense?
Can you allow yourself to truly experience
The moment that exists.
The moment that is real.
The moment that is everything.
You are missing out on nothing
by not being somewhere else
with someone else.
You are missing out on everything
by not being exactly where you already are.
Be here now.