I find it easy to wander from the present moment. Suddenly, I’m daydreaming of the future, which isn’t a bad thing - but it can be counterproductive. I become all thoughts and no action. The present is forgotten while I’m busy imagining a perfect life where my goals are achieved and all the magical life-changes I want, completed.
You see, happiness awaits over there, just outside my grasp.
You probably know the place.
Maybe for you, happiness will be found in retirement.
A promotion or a new job or a raise.
Someday, I think, the kids will be more mature, easier, cleaner. We’ll camp in a camper instead of a tent. Mr. Right will cook for me while I sip tea and work on my novel revisions for the fourth book in my series. He’ll be scantily clad. (WHAT?) Thoughts of the good-life-future can run wild.
It’s good to dream.
But I know there is more to life than that. There is now, this moment, and it’s worth savoring.
- Read more: How to fully engage in every moment.
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