Two passages that have caught my eye from The Tao of Now by Josh Baran.
Opening from Heart:
Right now, and in every now-moment, you are either closing or opening. You are either stressfully waiting for something-more money, security, affection-or you are living from your deep heart, opening as the entire moment, and giving what you most deeply desire to give, without waiting.
If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.
Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the romm in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.
Opening from heart to all, you live as a gift to all. In every moment, you are either opening or closing. Right now, you are choosing to open and give fully or you are waiting. How does your choice feel?
Isn’t it funny?-I have been studying happiness for at least forty years, but I still don’t have a definition of it. The closest one would be that happiness is the state of mind in which one does not desire to be in any other stat. Being deeply involved in the moment, we do not have the opportunity to think about anything but the task at hand- hence, by default, we are happy.