I recently read an article regarding human thought that suggested that the average person has approximately 60,000 thoughts per day, and that 80% of those thoughts are negative, in nature. Think about that: 80%. Most of us spend the majority of our energies/thoughts either ruminating about the past, or anxiously awaiting some future event. Stuck there, in the abyss of "not now," we are only aware and engaged in 20% of our lives. It is improbable to restructure our thoughts, while preoccupied with either the past or future. Restructuring requires that we are willing to be present in our current experience, and then ascertain how our present moment is impacted by the others. Think about how much more potent our lives will be when we are willing to be present 80% of the time; as opposed to the 20% that we presently provide. It's as if we are traveling on the most beautiful train ride possible, all the while engulfed in the itinerary, all the while missing the view.