Whether you’re one who’s had to start over completely, or you’re a person who vacations or retreats periodically to keep your wits about you and keep yourself whole, at some point your respite must end and you’ll have to plunge yourself back into the routine of living here and now. To live well, and to live in attunement with God who is with you here and now, you’ll need to get over your wistful longing to be elsewhere else. If you don’t, you’ll stay stuck in the past, you’ll get lured into the future, and you’ll never live in the only place life can be lived—here, now.

The greatest moment of your life is the one you’re now living, but you’ll never taste it so long as you’re wistfully looking elsewhere for it to appear.