Past, Present, and Future

We can’t predict what’s going to happen in the future. 

We may think we know what’s going to happen in the near or far future, but we really don’t know. Thinking that we can predict the future trips us up a lot. At least I know it does me. I know deep in my heart that all we have is the present moment, the past is gone, the future is not here yet. But, I still forget and get overwhelmed with fear, anxiety, and worry.

I was reminded of this in a recent conversation with my friend George. I was sharing my concern with the success of an upcoming project because of all of the factors that I want to be met and how they haven’t been met before. He gently pointed out that I was trying to predict the future, based on the past, and that I didn’t know what would happen. Hearing that was the pin my thought bubble needed.

We can’t change what happened in the past. We can’t control the future. All we can do is choose how we live now. Stop letting your past, what you didn’t do for, what was done to you, or what you don’t have define your present or dictate your future.