Reality - No Really!
Life feels radically different when we connect directly with the immediate present. This is so rare for most of us, that reading these words may simply sound abstract. Yet it's the key reason for doing extreme sports like car- or ski-racing, rock-climbing, parkour, etc. Such life-or-death activities lock us into a prolonged, continuous awake awareness.
A gentler, immediate way to directly experience depth of being / the eternal now is meditation practice.
A 105-year-old was asked "What do you think is the deepest lesson you have learned in your life?" Her response: "This is my life; I have no other."
Lewis Richmond. “Aging as a Spiritual Practice. A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser.” Avery, NY, 2012.
Whether we squander our life regretting the past, worrying about the future, or daydreaming of what it would be like if we were different or someone else entirely, the fact is: "This is my life; I have no other."