“The future Depends on what we do in the present” Mahatma Gandhi
Enjoy Opening the Present! My step-son Marc at Christmas, 2010. I randomly went to my list of pix-picked this one which was listed only by numbers– had no idea even what, when or where this picture file would be–just hoped it might fit! Amazing.
I get obsessed sometimes about my future. Does that ever happen to you? I find myself thinking so much about what could be coming my way that I completely miss the present. I actually stress over the fact that I am not being present because of my worrisome projections into the future. I have taken whole workshops on this idea of getting Present- and yes, I know: The past is gone, Tomorrow never comes and the present is what you give yourself today–one of your great mantras on the magnet board of life. The Power of Now and the publications on this subject are bounteous to the point of triteness you may think. And how are we to know what to do in the present if we don’t spend some time thinking about the future in the present? And doesn’t one’s past somehow guide one toward what they determined to be missing or away from what you didn’t like when it happened?
I tend to sometimes miss the simple word “do” when I reflect on this statement. You can spend a lot of time thinking about your present situation and that in and of itself is a “doing.” What one is doing is “thinking”.
And there in lies my most exciting inspiring response to this quote.
One’s thoughts determine our reality and I realize that I can choose thoughts that embrace my creative ability and power as a means to “claiming your good future.”
Yes, Thinking is doing and many times I feel myself falling into paralysis by analysis, if you know what I mean. You can’t settle for thinking as the only doing in life and expect that your future will unfold as one desires.
Reflection on the past helps me to identify my vision of what I want to happen in the future and is important for you to do in the present. And it is a spring board for actions that I must do if I want to experience in the present my visions of the future.
Of course the future is always conceptual, right? So, right now, if I fully enjoy THIS, and each This that comes along, I am ensured a future of enjoyment. When one chooses to experience THIS present as the perfect and safest place to be, then your future, which is dependent upon your doing now, is also going to be well done. I present this idea to myself to inspire me as often as possible. I hope it inspires you.