Blog quote #811...
"It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago." -Jim Bishop-
This is SO ingenious, because it is SO true! The wording of this quote is fantastic!
Difficult to live in the present? How many of us cannot do this? Answer: Almost no one can all the time and most of us have trouble living in the present for even one full day.
Living in the moment, being present now, is somewhat like listening--it's something all of us can work to become better at.
Ridiculous to live in the future? Agreed again, because who knows what the future holds. We make all these plans and think this or that will happen, and rarely does it play out as we imagined. The future can't accurately be predicted and we sure can't live there(unless we are Michael J Fox), so it IS ridiculous to try.
Impossible to live in the past? In brief, yes, it is. Although so many of us remain stuck in the past and don't want to get on with today's living. As the statement says, it is IMPOSSIBLE to live in the past. Because it's gone. It already happened. Just like that one minute ago--it's toast as well.
Message: Live for today. A common spiritual prayer is 'Give me today, my DAILY BREAD.' Today is all we have, thus, it would be prudent to get our body and mind in the game, and sharply focused, on the here and now.
That's my view...what say you?
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