Why Is the Present Moment Not Good Enough?

September 29, 2014 6:35 PM

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One of the most popular spiritual sayings is "be here now," by Ram Dass. As simple as that quote is, it has been interpreted many ways, depending on what it means to you. For me, it means to be in the present moment, but for someone else, it could mean that "be here now" is being anywhere but here, and if that's true for them, I'd have to ask, "Where are you?"

We could turn "be here now" into an endless adventure of the mind, but what I would like to talk about is the literal meaning of "now," which is, "at the present time or moment," and why it's hard to stay there.

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