Surrender to what is.
Let go of what was.
Have faith in what will be.
Don't look ahead, don't look back, live for today....
"If you are feeling anxious you're living in the future.
If you are depressed, you're living in the past.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present."
Accepting things as they are, when they are happening is a major accomplishment in most lives. Many people think they always live in the moment, but upon reflection, you'll probably see that it isn't so. Your mind will jump back and forth between the past and the future throughout your day, so fast and so often, that you don't necessarily even catch on. It's just part of life... you'll think of something that hurt you years ago and then jump to what the kids will be up to tonight.
What is going on right in front of you? It is often hard to maintain focus, so you simply shake your head and get back to it, but then within seconds, you're off again. Staying in the moment is a process, it takes time and commitment. At first, it feels like being at a boring lecture when your mind just wanders away into other realms. But with practice, you will learn to turn it off, and eventually, stay here in this moment. Life is happening now.
Living in the moment without attaching yourself to regrets about yesterday or worries about tomorrow, goes a long way towards cutting the chaos of everyday life.