Everything there is, is part of a chain – the chain of cause and effect.
Nothing just happens by accident. Not even wining the lottery.
(You still have to buy a ticket before that could happen :)
A hundred year old oak tree was once a tiny acorn.
A successful business was once a start up.
A happy relationship was once a simple “Hello”
If you can see this, you are half way into understanding the power of here and now.
There are people living in the past, always dreaming about the good old days, always talking about what could have been and about lost opportunities.
And there are people living in the future always dreaming about things to come about what it will be and about future opportunities.
But they are not going anywhere, anytime because you can not plant an acorn; start a business or say “hello” in the past and the future is not here yet.
Between the “I should have” “I could have” “I would have” and “I should” “I could” and “I will” there is that magic window of opportunity called “I can”
This is the time to start the chain of events that will lead you to success.
This is the time to plant your seed.
Go back to your dream and trace your steps backwards from the future success to the present action.
See yourself in the moment of success.
See yourself one step before that.
Then another step before and another one, until you see yourself planting the seed in the moment of now.
Do this exercise for all the dreams you have.
Make a list of all your “seeds” you have to plant.
The art of here and now is the art of seeing the seed that is in your dream.
The art of here and now is the art of seizing the opportunity.
The art of here and now is the art of acting without delay.