I am re-reading the book " the Quiet " by Paul Wilson again. As he moves towards the different meditation techniques he covers in his book, he also talks about stuff that is recognised in Buddhistic teachings as well as in the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. One thing that resonated with me ( as I tend to worry about the future quite a lot ) was to let go of my need to control, and to trust my instincts to deal with them as soon as it enters the "now". I am able to do this in meditation, so why not in life ? What also resonated with me is the question: What is the most important moment of your life ? I immediately started to think back in my memory, as I am conditioned that way. I didn't think of anything that could be described as "most important". A lot of lovely moments, my marriage, the birth of my children, but nothing could be filtered out as the single most important moment. So I thought that it might come in the future, that I haven't experienced the most important moment in my life yet. But how can I know when that will be ? But of course, and you might have guessed it, that most important moment in my life is the moment I am in right now, the one I am living in. All that exists, all there is, is the now. The future can to some point be anticipated, but never controlled. The past is only memories, and the only moment you can deal with choices made in the past, is now. So, I now keep reminding myself throughout the day: This is the most important moment of my life ! I get wonderfull peace from that knowledge, and feel gratitude for living it.