7/5/10 thought

Something I’m thinking about:
Don’t get so caught up in where you’re going that you lose sight of where you’re standing.

Ever have one of those days where you’re so caught up in what you’re doing and where you are going, that you barely remember anything that happened that day, or the people you came into contact with?

I have those days, and weeks, and months. And it’s not always about specially where I’m but sometimes its other things, a piece of equipment I’m really wanting, a future event I’m wishing would hurry up and arrive.
I think we all have that, the desire for something more, or for some shortcut to bring something from the future into the now.
What I’m beginning to realize is that those kinds of thought patterns not only lead to a dissatisfied life, but often cause us to miss out on the value of the present moment.
When it really comes down to it, right now is all you’ll ever have, tomorrow doesn’t exist, and yesterday is nothing more than a memory. As beings living in a reality constrained to linear time you only can physically live in the ‘now’, everything else is either a coming or a going ‘now’.
And what I’m starting to learn is that if you focus too much on a coming ‘now’ you’ll miss out on a whole lot of those precious moments in the middle.

For example if I would really like to be married, and am always thinking about that, I could potentially miss actually being there in the moment where I was supposed to meet the one I am meant to marry. So I have to be careful that I don’t get caught up in my own idea of this happy future, and miss out on the present moment that will get me there.

Same thing applies to pretty anything you’re desiring.

That’s what I’m thinking about.

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