“A great man is always willing to be little.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you living in the past, present or future?
Many of us are burdened, if not caught up with our past. More than the consequences of our past actions, we let the memory of the past drag us down. We like to hit the rewind button in our memory and lick the wounds of long ago. We open up one painful memory and then a sudden flood of other unpleasant memories comes rushing in. And into a downward spiral we go.
We spend most of our time entertaining our bitterness, pains and disappointments of yesterday. We even spend countless hours just imagining the day we will get our vindication or even vengeance from past hurts. As we waste our time dwelling in our past, our present is wasted as well. And the sad thing is that our today is our tomorrow’s yesterday. Wasting the present now is just adding to our wasted past. And the vicious cycle continues.
Many of us are also so anxious about our future. While our bodies reside in the present moment, our minds have, time traveled years from now. We spend much time being worried and gloomy to things that have not happened yet. We are so absorbed in the “What Ifs” that we forget the “What Now’s?”
Our present also affects our future very much. To have a better tomorrow is to have a better today. Our actions today will greatly affect our future, good or bad. To waste your time today being anxious about tomorrow is to waste the opportunity to improve your tomorrow.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
To live life is to live in the present moment. The past is dead and the future is yet unborn. The key to healing the past and having a hopeful future lies to what you will decide to do NOW. Now is the only thing we have really got. If you waste the present moment by dwelling in the past or being anxious about the future, you end up losing everything.
Today is your tomorrow’s past.
The way you live today will make your tomorrow better or bitter.
Today is where you are.
Are you there?
Thanks for allowing me to rant…
“Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.”