Surrender to every moment in the past, as it cant be manipulated or re-experienced.
Surrender to every moment in the present, as it can only be experienced, not manipulated.
No one is born knowing the right things to do. No one grows up knowing the right things to do. At some point, one has to pause ,decide and try to do the right things.
Somethings need to be done, not because one has to do it but because it is the right thing to do.
They say to live life in moments . Sometimes the present moment requires one to limb on and do what that is required, how so ever one may not like it.
Every moment can be ones last. One may go on to formulate questions to validate the worth of ones Life, to ask to oneself in the final moments. One may not be able to determine the arrival of these final moments, so can just use it to measure the worthiness of each moment passing by because each moment can be the last one.
The moments does not require fancy experiences. Many a times, its only required one doesn't break or crack.
Took Buddha Ages sitting under a Tree - in meditation for enlightment.
But reckon, the multitudes walking in the streets knows it - its a desire - that can lead to all sort of evil ways to attain it and onto more negative feelings like frustration, when one doesnt attain it.
Maybe we know it because Buddha already stated it.
But isnt this the same desire - when attained - leads to satisfaction and happiness.
I have lived with many Zen masters, all of them cats - Echard Tolle