Quote is from “Body, Mind, and Spirit” December 16th:
Every moment that I am centered in the future, I suffer a temporary loss of this life.
– Hugh Prather
For the most part we find that leaving the present moment for some future projection leads to frustration.  We need to make necessary plans for future events, but idly pondering life’s outcomes often converts our present into negative experiences.  We lose a piece of today in the process.  And we risk sabotaging our recovery by igniting fear and anxiety.
Old habits can be attractive.  We used to feel comfortable worrying about the future, or fantasizing about it.  This was our escape from an unhappy present, and it ensured that the present remained unhappy.  Now we are facing life in the present, and, for the sake of our recovery, we can’t afford to abandon this moment.
When we remember that this one day is really all we have, live it with a sense of trust, and give it our full attention, we are living our lives to the fullest.  This is the ever-present gift of recovery that is ours every day.
 Today let me live my only moment – the present.