Thank you for this post. This is almost exactly how I have been feeling lately. We have been "programmed" to constantly be waiting for a future time to live our lives. Does anyone have any suggestions on how we can be more content with the present? This has been my struggle since I have become awake.
The bigger picture
"Does anyone have any suggestions on how we can be more content with the present?" - All or nothing
Socialise as much as you can. You will come into contact with a lot of ideas as well as learn about interests and this will broaden your personal horizons giving you a base from which to plan your own life. In other words you may well find yourself by engaging with others and drawing on their life experiences.
So true. This moment in time, right now, is all you have, all you've ever had, all you will have. Living in the moment and making the most of it is the only route to happiness.