Why Can’t We Be Happy Now?

If to enjoy even an enjoyable present we must have the assurance of a happy future, we are “crying for the moon.”  – Alan W. Watts

future now

We can’t be happy now because we want our future to be happy. We dwell in that future. We lose now. We can’t truly be happy now because we’re ever anxious about our future.

no guarantees

We live in a world of constant change. Nothing about the future can be guaranteed. We’re incapable of knowing much about the future. Our only choice then, is to embrace now, be happy now, right now…

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM happy, now…

Recommendation: The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety (Vintage)Kindle Paperwhite, 6