The Present Moment Is Your Key to Happiness by John Cali

We humans waste so much of our lives squandering our precious present moments with fear, doubt, and worry.

Here are two of my favorite quotations:

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” ~ Legendary American writer, Mark Twain

The living moment is everything.” ~ English writer and poet D.H. Lawrence

It took me many years before I realized the benefits of living in the moment, and a few more years learning how to do it. I still haven’t mastered it completely. But I am so much better than when I was younger. And also so much happier.

There are many benefits to simply being fully present in the moment. Happiness is one of them. My spirit guides have often talked about the benefits of present-moment awareness:

  • You are completely safe.
  • You have all you need.
  • Nothing can harm you.
  • Linear time expands and you can do more in less time.
  • You will know all your power exists in this present moment.
  • You will be fully present for your loved ones and yourself.
  • You will find a deep peace, peace that lives only in the present moment.
  • When you heal yourself in the present moment you heal all your past pain and trauma, from this and other lifetimes.
  • You will find deep joy because you are not regretting the past or worrying about the future.
  • The only place you will ever find true happiness is in the present moment. Happiness does not exist in the past or the future.


Related links:
Be Here Now
Be In the Moment
Past, Present, or Future?
Your Power Is Now!
Now Is All You Have
Your Powerful Now


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12 Responses

  1. chuck

    The Power of Now! There is no past in the past or future in the future there is ONLY now. The only time you can do anything about anything is now. You can only watch the TV show you are tuned into too although all programs are on now, so tune into the program the makes you feel the best. It is not always easy to stay in the present in this linear experience cause we are constantly thinking about what is coming next or how we can make our future better. When you are thinking about tomorrow you are not present now. In fact you are truly not even existing cause your mind is in a place that does not exist yet, the future.(at least in the linear experience) If you are dwelling in the past with regret then you are not truly existing either cause your in a place that has already happened and in which you can do nothing to change except in the now, eternal moment. When you change your now you change your past & future.

    Past, present & future all exist now. They are just different simultaneous realities that coexist in the eternal moment. Just the like the TV all programs are on now but you can only watch one.

    It is easy to get caught up in future worry or past regret when things are not kosher in the moment. You have to accept the moment for what it is and by being present with it you can make the best possible choice in that moment. Fear is what keeps you out of presence.

      • claire


        In your previous newsletter published on 3rd Jan, Spirit has mentioned that past,present and future all exist in the now moment. This has made me very confused.

        So when Spirit says you create your own reality. Does it imply you can change the past, since past, present and future all exist in the now moment?

        I have always thought that the past is gone and can not be changed.

        So when I ponder on “past, present and future all exist in the now moment”, I feel a bit powerless and that I have not moved on from the past?

        My life is getting better all the time since I came across LOA. But why is my past still existing in the now moment? Or is it simply my attention to it making me very confused and powerless? Can you clarify?

        Thank you.

        • John Cali

          Thank you, Claire, for your comments and questions.

          If you are living fully in the now, you can change your present-moment awareness of the past. As my guides have said, “Heal yourself in this lifetime and you heal all your past lives.”

          You are not shackled by your past, especially by a past you view as “bad” or negative. Take your attention from it (or from anything else you do not want in your life) and put it on what you DO want. All your power is right here, right now in this present moment.

          I hope that helps.

  2. Jeanne White

    Everything your guides say about being in the moment is absolutely true. I have been living in the moment more and more for at least 12 years. It got to the point it was a little scary. Actually, it would have been scary if I still had the capability to be scared. I began to wonder what I was becoming. I didn’t worry about anything. If I heard about horrible things on the news, I was not horrified. The world was exactly as it should be and the ‘victims’ had incarnated specifically for the purpose of being a victim and illustrating the results of certain behaviours to the rest of humanity. I got over it and decided that whatever I was becoming, it, like the rest of the world, was just fine.

    I feel joy and peace all of the time. I do not worry about the economy, who gets elected, global warming, gun control, whether I will contract some dread disease, or anything else. I think the world is exactly as it should be, that we are ascending with our bodies and it is absolutely the most exciting time to be incarnated in all the long history of the earth. This type of ascension has never happened anywhere in the universe. Now, that is exciting!

    I came here to participate in this ascension. I have absolutely no desire to go “home”. I am busy ascending a world, and will be glad to go home when I am through. And I am no where near through.

    When new realities are formed, some succeed and some fail. When the reality is having a hard time and looks like it may fail, but is not fatally flawed, there is a “helper” species of entities in the universe that is called in. They are experts at repairing failing realities. When our reality was seeded with humans, it wasn’t doing well, so the helpers were called in.

    If you are reading this, then you are one of the helper species. Stop moping around wondering if you are “good enough”, or if you can “improve” yourself, or if you can do this. You are an expert in fixing realities. We are the “go to” guys when a reality is in trouble. We are gods, and very special gods at that. We can go into almost any reality, know how it works and how to fix it.

    After we are through here, we will be off to the next assignment. That is what we do, that is who we are. Additionally, we have a helluva good time doing it.

    • chuck

      Hey Jean

      Does your business card read….”Renegade Member of the Family of Light. Systems Buster. Available for altering systems of consciousness within the free-will universe.”

      • Jeanne White

        Oh, yeah. That and more. Funny you should say that. The channeled entity that I heard about 15 years ago called them either “System Busters”, or something very similar to that.


  3. Rene

    Thank you John and Spirit. This message and teaching is so valuable today. I find that the more I apply staying in the present moment, the easier it is to stay there. But, I do get distracted on a daily basis. However the difference is being able to return to the present moment. I share the years of learning and applying it like you John.

    Love and Peace


    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Rene. I agree with you — the difference is being able to return to the present moment. And that gets easier with practice.


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