Some people wait all their lives for an opportunity that is sitting
right in front of them, but end up missing it because of fear and
reluctance to take chances. They let their excess baggage get in the
way. Remember that Zen perception is about living in the now of the
present moment, as well as spontaneity and simplicity.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.