Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Life Happens in the Now

Reflections from an ever learning sojourner...

Life happens in the now.  

Though we can find joy and sorrow and gain valuable wisdom from our memories, there is no active life in what has already passed.  That life has come and gone and cannot be undone.

Vibrant life cannot be found in daydreaming about or dreading the future.  We know nothing about that future, near or far, because it is not guaranteed and not yet a reality.  Dreams and ideas can be used to inspire our actions in the present, but that doesn't change the fact that the future is still simply a fantasy in our mind.  

Dynamic living occurs by engaging in this very moment, with this very breath, and in the current circumstances of life.   It is in how we wholeheartedly live this moment that redeems the past and in which the future is forged.

What will I make of my life right now?
© MaryAnn Broussard

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