Would you like to make the most out of every moment of your life?
If we want to make the most out of every moment of our life, we have to let every moment in our life touch us. We have to learn to listen to it, to receive it. If we want to be lifted by it, we have to let it hold us.
But instead of being touched by moments, we're touched by thought. We're touched by irritation... which is resistance. We're gripped by negative states, which feel solid but that pull us down.
To make the most out of the moment by letting myself be touched by it is the same thing as understanding that the moment exists to make the most out of me. Our task isn't to make something of ourselves. It's to harvest what we've been made. And what we've been made is a creature that can be in conscious relationship with the moment so that every moment presents the opportunity for us to realize there is another world.
I'm in this body, I'm sitting in the car, I'm at home having my coffee -- I'm doing whatever it is -- and I'm caught up in the movement that thought has produced by trying to reconcile unhappiness, inadequacy, loneliness. The me, sitting there thinking, is like a king walking on his way to a treasure vault and slipping, knocking his head, and stumbling into the vault. But, because he's momentarily lost his sight, he's filled with pain because he thinks he doesn't have anything, even though he's sitting on a mountain of coins!
It's exactly like that for us, because the true treasure can't be seen with the physical eyes. The true treasure that makes us profitable is the relationship that we can have with this present moment that holds all the coins.
So, to make the most out of every moment of your life, say yes to yourself. That's the first thing! Now before you jump off and think, "Oh! That means I can go get the car?" That isn't what it means. You've been saying "yes" to desires that give you the fleeting sensation of being profitable but that bankrupt you. No. Say "yes" to yourself means that I am going to make the most out of every moment because I now realize that every moment is an introduction to the yet unexplored depths of myself. That's what "yes" means. I'm going to say yes to what this moment wants to tell me about myself.
And when you understand that you have learned what it means to say yes to yourself, you've agreed to the true, conscious exploration of your highest possibilities.