“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
— John Schaar
We’ve been taught to look forward to our future. Somehow, we believe, things will be better then. But the future is not available to be lived – we can only live NOW. So what are we doing to live best right now? What are we doing now that will bear fruit when we reach some future now?
“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”
…disconnect from the thinking mind, shift your attention from “mind to Being, from time to Presence.”
Indeed, time is the enemy and the mind is the enemy’s tool.
We must reject them both, abandoning our psychological attachment to the past and future, realizing that a mind-identified condition is “a form of insanity.”
“Be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.”
— Eckhart Tolle: “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment“