Living to do what the moment needs us to do is to put ourselves in the service of that which is greater than we are. It is the most spiritual thing on the planet, serving the moment, being alive to the here and now, being aware of the here and now, being present to what is present with us. Mostly, we pass through the here and now, on our way to somewhere else-- somewhere more important, more interesting, a better place to be. We are either alive now or not. If not now, when? When are we ever alive? When are we ever doing what the moment needs us to do? It is always something else. Something else is always in the way. Of being here, now, looking, listening, attuned, aware, alive to the moment and what it needs from us.
Living in each moment as though it is the most important moment ever would radically transform the world. We throw moments away, looking for the moment we have been waiting for. And we miss all the ones that had been waiting for us. Showing up and living truthfully isn't about the Boy Scout Law. It is about being present and seeing what's what-- what is happening and what needs to be done in response, and making the response the moment is calling for out of our repertoire of gifts/genius/virtues/character/etc. that come with us from the womb. Think of it as practice for the Big One when it comes around-- and treat all of the little ones as though they are the ones that matter. Offer what is needed when it is needed where it is needed the way it is needed for as long as it is needed moment-by-moment, and everything will fall into place around that, and the difference will be amazing.