I am happy, well, most of the time anyway. So what's this "living in the now" stuff anyway? As I've said, I haven't read about this, it's just the way I am now. Every moment is unique.
The moment that I'm writing this is now in the past. When you read this it'll be hours since I wrote it. Every moment I sit at my computer contemplating what to write next has now gone. And those seconds are ticking away relentlessly. You'll never, ever get them back. You can't mourn the passing of a moment, because there's no time. You should be busy living in this moment. Now.
I made a speech which was broadcast too. Unfortunately I don't have a copy, but I know it was repeated a few times. It was a day of happiness, and there were too many "moments" to remember, but I do recall how great it felt to become Australian. That was a defining moment, a good one, and everyone should have moments like these. For me, this was as marvellous as having a hit record in Italy back in 1977, as wonderful as the birth of a child, in fact, this was as good as it gets. Shortly after I was asked to address the Migration Institute Of Australia, and I put together a slide show showing our transition from the UK to Oz. They loved it, and I'm still as proudly Australian as I was then.
This second, this minute, this hour and this day. Enjoy as much of it as you can, because you'll never get the chance to live that moment again. Ever. It's gone. Don't be depressed about it though, because we're all in the same boat. Maybe all you need is to be aware that the moments are flashing by before your eyes. Keep the good bits, and throw the rest away. Works for me.