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Yup, it is tricky..but I truly believe it's the key to being happy. And if WE aren't happy ourselves, how can we possibly bring happiness to the world?
I agree, both that living in the moment is tricky and that it's a key to happiness, both our own and the happiness of others.
I think a lot of people confuse being IN the moment with living only FOR the moment. What being in the moment really means is being fully aware and focused on where you are now and what you're doing now.
Remembering the past and planning for the future are vital — but you can do those things AND be fully present in the here and now while you're doing them. Takes practice, but oh so worth it.