Dwelling on the Future
There are three camps of people:
- Those stuck in the past
- The fortunate who’ve managed to live in the present moment on the regular
- Those who dwell on the future.
In which camp do you find yourself?
I used to find myself in the camp stuck in the past. Today, I more often find myself in the present, however, overall, I’d say I dwell in the future.
Dwelling on the future; it doesn’t sound so bad, does it? It seems like it would be a good thing, right?
Maybe for some, but not for this cat. I definitely think it depends on your personality and tendencies.
I feel this sometimes overwhelming pressure on me to be something, do something, to leave a legacy – to fully live up to my potential.
This inner-dwelling desire, of course, causes me to look to the future. It’s always the next thing for me – when this or that happens, then I’ll have arrived.
How do you not dwell on the future?
It’s currently what I’m working on myself: TRUST.
Trust in the present and allow the future to unfold as it may.
Regardless of what you or I believe, we do not know the plan for us. We can take great care in planning and building; however, this moment, as I type, is the only moment you or I have right now.
When the feelings of running out of time; your potential falling like the sands in an hourglass, keep in mind, life itself is a creative experiment. THEE best experiment you and I will ever partake.
The future is a process happening in incremental moments every day – moment to moment. Trust the process. Enjoy the moments.