There is an old saying: "The past is no more, the future is not yet, and the present is as fleeting as the blink of an eye."
The present is the only reality and it is exceedingly short. Being aware of this can make it easier for you to live a virtuous life. You need do the right thing for only a short time -- that is, the present moments, which fly by exceedingly fast.
(Chochmah U'mussar, vol.1, p.452; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.144)
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