Wednesday, August 08, 2007
It’s interesting to realize, as I have been lately, that worrying can thrive only when I’m thinking about the past or the future. Worrying can’t live in the present moment. It instantly suffocates when I’m totally engrossed in what’s happening right now. This may seem obvious to some, but to me it’s been a gradual revelation. If I’m utterly involved in the only situation that actually exists – the here and now – it’s actually impossible to worry, because there is nothing to worry about – no past to fret over, no future to fear. When only the present is real to me (which is the way it should always be), worry completely disappears. The conclusion is simple and obvious: Live in the present (...well, at least as much as possible).