Now is the Only Reality

Now is the Only Reality

‘Living in the Now gives us the opportunity to experience life fully, without wasting time on guilt and regrets from the past or hopes and anxieties about an imaginary future. Living in the here and now is the key to true creativity and effective, focused attention. It brings heightened awareness, contentment, inner harmony and deep peace. Being in the Now enables us to accept what we cannot change and respond appropriately to situations where change is possible, without being swept away by habitual emotional reactions.’

We cannot change what has happened in the past. We don’t know what the future holds. This moment, now, is the only reality.

Be kind and gentle with yourself.


About Jill M Jacques

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have spent most of my life here doing the usual things - marrying, having children and caring for an array of pets ranging from dogs to silkworms and chameleons. I first became interested in philosphy and its practical application in everyday life in my early 20s and spent many years as part of a group that pursued this goal. Drawing on this experience, I have been running "How to live in the Now" programmes for over 10 years. I wrote this book in response to requests from group members for something "simple and practical". I tend to see the funny side of life situations and enjoy writing humorous back pages as well as short stories and some poetry. Some of these have been published. Being here now is what really matters.
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2 Responses to Now is the Only Reality

  1. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    NOW is a pretty good place to be.

  2. Always – thanks for the affirmation

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