The answer to everything in our life can always be found in this moment now. If we are not conscious and awake, then we are unconsciously in our mind and its thoughts. That means we are focusing our energies on the memory of the past or a projection into the future, neither of them exist outside our mind, they are not real.
So whatever the question is, the answer is to be in this moment. Now is the only moment we can ever do, feel, or experience anything…everything else is in our mind, where there are no answers, only never ending thought and its resulting suffering within.
Joy and inner peace are contained in this moment and come from our soul not from the mind. We can only access true freedom, inner peace and real experiences now. Everything else is in the unconsciousness of the mind and does not matter unless we choose to be stuck in that state.