Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. - Eckhart Tolle
Our jobs involve a lot of problem solving, meeting datelines and objectives; it is a very future oriented thing. We're hired based on what we promise to produce in future, rewarded based on fulfillment of that.
Hence we feel as if our self's well being, happiness is in the future; when the required conditions are met - datelines are met, we receive bonuses, promotion, recognition, etc. This conditions us to believe the future is more important than NOW. Now has become a means towards the future, we don't want now, we want the desired future. This resistance of the Now and Life itself creates endless tension, stress, anxiety, and suffering.
Also look at books of Eckhart Tolle recommended by fellow practitioners.
This is a nice contribution, I want to share my reflections and experiences too!
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