I think we should live for present and not for future. Have you ever noticed how you can look forward to something for so long, and then all of a sudden it’s upon you, and then it’s gone? I think that should teach us that life is to be lived one day at a time, and in the present.
Life is not the future. Life is the present. If the future takes up so much of your time and mental energy that it becomes more important than what is happening now, you are missing out on what it means to actually live. You are missing the journey. You are missing your life!When you finally get to your destination you will feel nothing.
Constantly sacrificing the now for a better future is a bad habit. You will continue to do it until the day you die. When you reach one goal, you will not be satisfied and will start looking towards the next goal and sacrificing the now for yet another future.
If you’re living in the past, you can’t do anything about it, it’s gone. If you’re worrying about the future, you’re living somewhere that doesn’t exist. It hasn’t happened yet. If you want to change your life, the only place you can do it is in the present.
Living fully in the present moment means that your awareness is completely centered on the here and now. You are not worrying about the future or thinking about the past. When you live in the present, you are living where life is happening. The past and future are illusions, they don’t exist. As the saying goes “tomorrow never comes”. Tomorrows is only a concept, tomorrow is always waiting to come around the corner, but around that corner are shadows, never to have light shed upon, because time is always now.
Moreover, If you’re living in the present, you’re living in acceptance. You’re accepting life as it is now, not as how you wish it would have been. When you’re living in acceptance, you realize everything is complete as it is. You can forgive yourself for the mistakes you’ve made, and you can have peace in your heart knowing that everything that should happen will happen.
Concluding my essay by saying If God has hide future from us, there must be a reason behind it!. So live in the now and make brief visits to the past and the future when it is appropriate. It’s important to visualize and expect a bright future. But if you dwell on the future too much, you will be unhappy and unfulfilled because you will never actually get there. The future by definition does not exist. It is the future. It’s a moving target, always out of your reach. It really doesn’t exist.
I spent many years killing myself for a better future. The future never arrived. It just moved. Balanced awareness, heavily weighted to the now, is the real key to your true happiness.