Took last week off and hit the beach. Did some fun reading and dominating of young cousins in various sand-based athletic competitions.
Beach Read #1 was the classic BEING PEACE, by Thich Nhat Hanh. Loved every word. It's highly relevant, 25 years after publication.
We have to be in the present time, because only the present is real, only in the present moment can we be alive. We do not practice for the sake of the future, to be reborn in a paradise, but to be peace, to be compassion, to be joy right now.