We live moment to moment, but in reality there is only one moment. The passage of time is an illusion of the mind.
With this knowledge in hand, we are beckoned not to live for tomorrow, for in reality, tomorrow does not exist. It is very counterproductive to think, "I will find peace, when I have made so much money, or accomplished certain things". What we must do is make peacefulness a part of the lives we actually live. We don't want to make peacefulness something on our "to do list".
As Thich Nhat Hanh said famously, "there is no way to peace, peace is the way."
This poem is one that is about the urgency of living a life of peace no matter your current circumstances.
Give me the green garden
and harden my soul with solitude.
Give me fingers that are filthy
and melt me with ivy
growing around my fear.
And give me a saber
to vaporize all the plants
into a beautiful barren field
parched and dead,
as Eden rest,
in a peaceful head,
sitting in traffic