Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Past, Present and the Future

Wishes, Desires, Ambitions!

The man is born to be the above.

In fact, as a toddler we are commanded to look up towards the kids who are walking, talking and eating on their own.
Such is the phycology of a human, which in a way is understandable since we don't want to be apes all our lives thus, ought to behave like a monkey and imitate!

The man is such a complicated machine. We make plans for the future, cannot forget our past thus ruining our present. Then, later on, we lament.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
-Bil Keane

Sure the solution is also not easy, though!

Some of the hardest battles we fight are those against the demons of our past, over which we have no control.” 
― Charles F. Glassman

We all have a mind but how often do we use our intellect actually to exist in the present? We are always anxious about what if, how else, why this, now what

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” 
― Amit Ray

As a teen, I used to admire people who would multi-task and would always be in awe of them. I gradually learnt the art, but towards the end of the day my mind is more tired than my body!! Slowly I am learning to limit myself to things to do. Make a do-able list. Be present while cooking, driving, listening to the radio, being mindful when my kid is talking.

Yesterday I received a notification from Facebook, "Congrats! It's been eight years since you joined us today!"

Now, we all know what kind of life we lead on Facebook, don't we? It's all glamorous and wishy-washy kind of life most of us portray. It's like going to the Oscars, wearing those beautiful gowns and expensive accessories but all within the comforts of being at home!
So convenient huh!

I was like, "Wow! Wish I'd known. I would have joined FB earlier!"

My 2 cents
Making a choice of what, how and when to do things is totally ours.

Sure, when there are deadlines to work upon. We work only on those! Multi-tasking is actually not only draining our mind but we are losing the glamor of our present by not enjoying it!

Mantra for today: A Future that I desire can be shaped if I live in the present rather than repenting over the spilled milk!


This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post. This week’s prompt is “I wish I’d known…” My co-host this week is the lovely and fabulous Kenya, who has a NEW BOOK out. Special thanks to Jill who thought of this week’s sentence but is unable to participate because she’s like busy or whatever.

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