The best way to make our life peaceful, sacred and happy is to live in the present moment, not allowing our mind to wander off into consciously planning for something. All of life is happening in the present moment. We may think we are living, but often the mind is doing one thing and the body another. We miss a lot of our lives because the mind is elsewhere. Joy and wisdom are found in the present. If we train the mind to abide in the present moment we will feel peaceful and unfettered, able to deal skilfully with whatever arises because we are not caught in past perceptions.