Ever use the services of a psychic or fortuneteller? Whether we seek advice or not, most of us get curious about what the future holds at some point in life. If you had lifes’ crystal ball would you want to know your future? Why or why not?
The key to the future is wrapped up in the present moment. We are all familiar with the corny cliche, “Life is what you make it.” But what is life anyway? Life is, your life is merely the sum of all your experiences. That also is preciously what the future holds.
How then are experiences measured? Life experiences are measured by feelings. We live to feel. To feel, to experience love, joy, hope, sorrow is as vital as breathing, without it life is just a clock slowly ticking away.
At the present time how does your life look and feel? Are you stressed, unhappy, no time for family or friends, working at a job(s) you hate? Or does your life feel good, happy at home, surrounded by loving relationships, doing work that makes you feel valued? The feelings of your present moment are the crystal ball to your future.
Life = Experiences + Feelings = Present moment
All of life is experienced through the present moment, therefore the future does not exist. By the time tomorrow, next week, next month come it is now the present moment. We always get to choose how we want to feel about the present moment regardless of our experiences. The funny thing is that good feelings are closely correlated with good experiences and negative feeling are closely correlated with bad experiences. One typically attracts the other.
Good feelings + Positive thoughts = Pleasant experiences
Bad feelings + Negative thoughts = Unpleasant experiences
The future is now, keep it looking bright by paying close attention to feeling good in every present moment. Guard your feelings as if your life depends upon it, it does. Expect your experiences to get better and better and they will. You really don’t need another to tell you who you want to be as you walk in this world, be that.
Your future is bright, stop worrying about life passing you by and start enjoying what you put into it. Remember Life is not about the destination, we all end up at the same place. Life is about the joyous journey as described in the quote below.
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. ~Crowfoot, 1890, as quoted in Catch the Whisper of the Wind compiled by Cheewa James
Copyright (c) 2007 Priscilla Parham