There is only now, the present moment. The past has passed away, and we cannot alter it. The future is unknown, and we cannot predict it with any certainty.
Thought absorbs energy. We waste our energy when we think about the past or the future. And when we are thinking, we miss the present moment.
So, stop thinking. Enter the present moment. Start being. Shift attention to now.
This is a very conscious state. You are conscious, but thinking much less, or perhaps not at all.
Invite moments of stillness into your life. Escape from the mental noise of thinking.
Be still with a flower, or a crystal, or a bird. Nature can draw us into inner stillness. Flowers are not anxious, not concerned about tomorrow. Look at them, and see their beauty. Feel their magical presence.
Stop labelling people, things, and situations. Stop analysing, and just perceive. Let the mind become still, and experience the moment. Feel it.
When we are in our heads, we are not present. We are lost in thought.
So, pull your attention away from thinking, towards observing, towards feeling, towards being.
The world around us is vitally alive, but when we are absorbed in thought, it seems lifeless and dead. Don't let the mind grab your attention. Become like a child, alert and alive once again.
Stop thinking. Start living.