Common, vexing questions of the human condition include:
- What does the future hold for me?
- Will I be able to make ends meet?
- Will I find a suitable mate?
- Will I be able to retire comfortably?
In summary, we “think” we’d like to know the answer to the question: “What will tomorrow bring?”
We can make educated guesses and assumptions. We can give our money to a psychic who can wow us with their seemingly spot-on predictions.
However, the reality is: No-one REALLY knows. No-one!
That said, must we merely surrender ourselves to fate?
No! Check this out…
As you may have experienced, in your own reading, there are certain authors who can lay down sentences and paragraphs, each of which contain so much wisdom that you must pause and give your mind a chance to process it. And then, you must read it again just to make sure you got it all.
One of my favorite authors is Ralph Waldo Emerson, who gives us this to think about, as we contemplate the future…
In the nature of man, a veil shuts down on the facts of to-morrow; for the soul will not have us read any other cipher than that of cause and effect. By this veil which curtains events it instructs the children of men to live in to-day. The only mode of obtaining an answer to these questions of the senses is to forego all low curiosity, and, accepting the tide of being which floats us into the secret of nature, work and live, work and live, and all unawares the advancing soul has built and forged for itself a new condition, and the question and the answer are one.
WOW. Did your mind just explode on that one? Mine does each time I read it.
You see, to the GREATEST degree, we control (CREATE) our future. What we do today has a direct impact on our tomorrows: tomorrow being 1, or 1,000 days away.
In all cases, we “own it.”
How do we go about CREATING our future? That is explained in the post below. So, if you REALLY want to know, keep reading.
Just some quick food for thought on a bright and sunny, Monday morning.
I dare you to again read the above quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Truly pause and THINK about (process) what was shared. It can change your life!
All the best!