The best way…

“The best way to take care of the future

is to take care of the present moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Our culture is very future oriented.

Everything has to be strategically planned:

Children’s education and career have to be outlined

while they are still in Kindergarten.

Children grow up with the stress

of having to embody their parents’ notion of success

and live up to their future plans for them.

And so, we often grow up pretending to control

the sequence of things:

we follow invisible scripts,

not sure if they truly match who we are.

The future becomes a law of worries and goals

that one has to pursue to be seen as successful

and “worthy” in the eyes of society.

How counter cultural and freeing the thought

that all you need to do to prepare for tomorrow

is to be fully present in the “here and now”.

How liberating a thought that the best way of living

is caring for the NOW and not yet for tomorrow,  

being present with all senses, and not missing any moment.

How amazing a truth!

Has not the Pandemic of the past years taught us one lesson

(if we were teachable)? :

“None of us possesses tomorrow!

All we have is today!”

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