Live Now And Here
There should be some amount of planning going towards our future. But most of life should be lived in the moment.
I do have plans or thoughts of what I want my life to look like in the near future but I only use them as a blue print. I know too well that life has its own agenda and will open and close doors of its own will. If we are not ready to go with the opportunities we will miss them while being frustrated by life not turning out the way we planned.
I’m sure all of us can look at our own lives and see many instances where situations came out of nowhere. Call it destiny, karmic coincidence, miracle or a chaotic universe but the truth is we do not have full control of our existences. And that’s a good thing. It is through the surprises, the unexpected that we gain wisdom. Being surprised gets us to think and act outside our comfort zone.
As we adopt more of a free flowing life style we also place less demands on ourselves to be and to act in specific ways. We become open and in synch with the rhythm of life. No expectations just absorbing every moment.
No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope and fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John G. Whittier