What’s Now

I read somewhere that depression is related to a fixation on the past and anxiety relates to a fixation on the future.  The point seemed to be that the only available space for sanity was a fixation with the present.  Separating the present from the influence of the past and the future should not be the emphasis, since an attempt to separate anything inevitably draws it closer.  It’s better to attempt to flood the senses with an overwhelming sense of Right Now – this word, and now this, and now THIS.  When there is a build-up, emphasis increases, when there is a diminishment, emphasis decreases.  Any variation in pattern implies direction and it becomes almost impossible not to then ask What’s Next? – and immediately the present is negated again.  NOW THIS, NOW THIS, NOW THIS, NOW THIS, NOW THIS, NOW THIS, NOW THIS, NOW THIS  now this, now this, now this, now this, now this, now this, now this, now this, now this, now this, now this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, is, is, is, is, is, is, is, is, is, is, is, is, is, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  ,   ,    ,    ,     ,     ,      ,       ,        ,         ,          ,           ,             ,              ,                , and it becomes almost impossible not to then ask What’s Next? – and immediately the present is negated again.