We are too often caught up by the past or by the future. The mind forces us to relive the past even when we are in the present, the Now. Otherwise, it makes us worry about the future, which will never come to us. Time is an illusion created by the mind to remain relevant. But the truth is that we will only ever have the Now. This is a truth that must be accepted to achieve enlightenment. By ceasing to create time or the illusion of time, you will be able to stop creating pain for yourself and others. The present moment is all you ever have; make it the focus of your life. Create a home in the Now, only paying brief visits to the past and future when needed to deal with the circumstances of your life situation. But never forget that all you have is what you have Now.