We need to re-discover truths again and again. Not because we doubt them but simple because they are so big.
Here’s one of those truths: the only moment we know is the present. However much energy we devote to the future, it is unknowable. The future is unchanged by our ruminations and anxious thoughts. Yet while we’re focused on the future, our present is impacted. We miss it in the fog of imagining what is yet to come.
We can control only how we respond to the present. Today – with all its burdens and responsibilities, its joys and opportunities. Happenings we would choose and those we would not choose.
If we can glimpse this truth, begin to accept it (again and again), we start to notice what is, to live more fully. It isn’t a one-size-fits-all panacea to the tough stuff of life; it is reality. As we put our energy into today – to notice what is and respond to it – the tomorrow that never comes will indeed take care of itself.
This is Mindful Monday on 22 February 2021. Join an evening of mindfulness on zoom on Monday 8 March 7-8.15 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.