Sigmund Freud on experiencing the present moment
Is Freud suggesting that 'to be here now' is either not possible or is being in a state of uncertainty and not knowing the meaning of your daily actions? Being spontaneous would then need to be considered reckless....
In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it - the present, that is to say, must have become the past - before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future.
- Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion