Wait without the consciousness of time

Book: Heights of Despair
All men have the same defect: they wait to live, for they have not the courage of each instant.

Why not invest enough passion in each moment to make it an eternity?

We all learn to live only when we no longer have anything to expect, because we do not live in the living present but in a vague and distant future.

We should not wait for anything except the immediate promptings of the moment.

We should wait without the consciousness of time.

There’s no salvation without the immediate.

But man is a being who no longer knows the immediate.

He is an indirect animal.

via bookofjoe