“If you are ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future,
you will completely miss the experience…
The past is finished.
Learn from it and let it go.
The future is not even here yet.
Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.
Worrying is worthless.
When you stop ruminating about what has already happened,
when you stop worrying about what might never happen,
then you will be in the present moment.
Then you will begin to experience joy in life.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
If only I could only live this way. So much wasted time worrying about things in the past that I can’t change or things in the future that will never happen. But being aware of the absurdity of this human dilemma allows me to let go a little more each time I remember. And that feels so good.
Where are you on this road?