Where do you place your energy? Where are you best served, placing your energy in the mystery of the future or the reality of today?
I always find myself returning to the philosophy that teaches me to live one day at a time, one hour at a time or simply one moment at a time. Any challenge that stirs my fears, worries or anxieties is better approached if I remain true to this philosophy. It is too daunting to try living my “tomorrows” today. I can’t count on tomorrow. Life is a process to be experienced, not a future to be anticipated. Live in today.
We can’t know tomorrow, but we can be great friends with today. For years I tried to anticipate what life was going to throw at me and I always came away confused, surprised and exhausted. My expectation and worry of the future caused me to miss the joy of the moment.
I can easy live in so many questions;
What if he says no? What happens if the plane is delayed? What happens if I slip on the ice. Will my mother call me this week? Will my best client find a younger trainer? Am I ever going to be able to retire? What will happen if ………I had a so many questions that I could not answer, nobody can answer for the future . The future is a mystery.
My attitude these days is to avoid the temptation of living in tomorrow’s fantasy world. Instead, I take responsibility for the reality of my life today, one day at a time. Practice makes progress. Progress is good.