Wow. What Jim Carrey expresses is something I have tormented myself with as well. Wish it was easier to live in the moment rather than to worry about future events that haven’t yet occured. Sometimes things we imagine will be awful, but may turn out to be not as bad as we thought. I blew through so many weekends in dread of facing a bad office and horrible people who abused their power. I was filled with so much anxiety about Monday. The whole weekend was pure torment. I actually wished I could expire instead. None of the mean people who were the root of fear and resentment were suffering – just me. They were having holly jolly weekends. That is why I find it so fascinating the concept of living in the now and the concept of stopping our minds. That non-stop worrying voice which projects negative images in our head that we just can’t switch off. If only there was an off button.
People may find Eckhart Tolle pretty hard to understand like I do as I read the first few pages of his book ‘The Power of Now’, and he has been dismissed by critics as spewing mumbo jumbo, but I can’t help but think there is an undeniable truth to what he says. If only it was easy to get to that state of where you stop worrying about things that have not already occurred, I think the world would be a much better place. For me it’s not even about happiness, but more about just peace and serenity. I guess these are the things we think about when we reach mid life.