Today I just want to start by saying, “Anything is possible because you are alive”
I am telling myself the same,
“Anything is possible because I am alive”
But I know many of us have stopped feeling hopeful about life and how our life can be.
Sometimes we miss the point of being alive, and we ask ourselves, “Is this all?”
“Is this how my life has come up to?”
“Is this how my life is going be?”
We fail to be positive and our dreams and ambitions just seem too far away.
If you’re going through such a time, I want to remind you that in these times, it’s okay if you can’t look forward positively towards the future.
You don’t always have to set your eyes ahead.
I’d say, forget about future goals and all the things you have to do.
Instead, just be present with the things you get to do.
Thinking about all the things we have to do, even if it is to be “successful, happy, productive, etc” can make us feel more anxious.
Too often we let our future goals instead of inspiring us, scare us.
Then instead of working on our goals, we look for distractions and procrastinate purposefully.
Then we feel pressured because we’re not taking pressure.
At such times when the future seems too scary and you feel you don’t have it in you to work towards the future, just forget about your goals for the moment and focus on the present instead.
Stop and look at your palms for a moment, if you like.
How you spent your past moments is what has led you up to this present moment.
How you spend your present is what is going to make your future.
If you don’t want your future life to be like your present life, then change what you’re doing in the present.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
But here, instead of thinking about your goals and tasks as something you have to do, think of it as something you are getting the chance to do.
You won’t be able to do it when you’re not alive.
Leave the future, take care of the 5 minutes in front of you.
Whether you achieve what you wish for is not the question, what matters is whether you did your part.
But you will see that as you start to take care of the present, the future will start to take care of its own.
And you’re finding it hard to even take care of the present, just take care of your one breath.
As long as you’re breathing, you’re always alright.
The present is always safe (unless you’re kidnapped or something)
Also, as you start to take care of the present, you will notice that your anxiety will slowly start to disappear and you will find more fulfilment and confidence in how your future is going to look like.
So anytime your mind tries to convince you to worry and start thinking about your future, don’t listen to it and simply come back to telling yourself, “I will simply take care of this present moment”
That is all you have to do. Again and again and again.
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