This present moment, the now. It is not the essence of the now. Whatever you perceive, is the surface of the now. It always changes. The now is not what happens. It is the space in which it happens. It never changes. And you are it. That is the heart of the universe, that is in you. You are that space. You are the now. You can just sense that, sense yourself as the space for it all.Eckhart Tolle
Have you ever experienced, done, thought, or felt anything outside the Now? Do you think you ever will? Is it possible for anything to happen or be outside the Now? The answer is obvious, is it not? Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.
The mind, to ensure that it remains in control, seeks continuously to cover up the present moment with past and future, and so, as the vitality and infinite creative potential of Being, which is inseparable from the Now, becomes covered up by time, your true nature becomes obscured by the mind.
The moment you are aware of your mind, you are no longer trapped in it. Identification with the mind creates more time; observation of the mind opens up the dimension of the timeless.
The energy that is withdrawn from the mind turns into presence. Once you can feel what it means to be present, it becomes much easier to simply choose to step out of the time dimension whenever time is not needed for practical purposes and move more deeply into the Now.
Make the Now the primary focus of your life.Eckhart Tolle