The mind is everything. What we give our attention to is what determines our future. We are what we think. We must be careful what we put our attention to, as it will end up controlling who we are, who we become, what we do, who we socialize with and everything that happens in our life. We should spend time 'observing' our thoughts and then consciously deciding whether they are serving or inhibiting us. This requires practice to 'disassociate' ourselves from our thinking. It will, though, change our life.
Time is a very precious commodity and should be used wisely and not wastefully. When you spend time with people or with any activity, give them your undivided attention. That is living in the 'now.' It is also the way to create good relationships, learn new skills and enjoy life.
We spend so much time ‘doing’ that we have no time for Being. Being in the Now allows us to ‘let go’ of the baggage of our wants and fears and connect, consciously, with the immensity and Light of the Universe of which we are part.