Monday, January 5, 2015

Lost in the future......stuck in the past

Welcome to the Garden! Sit a moment......

Where is your mind right now? Thinking about what you have to do when you arrive at work? Or rehashing something painful in your past?

Many of us aren't really here most of the time. We lose this moment because we're too busy lost in the future--a future that may never happen--or stuck in the past.

I noticed this especially when I was teaching. It was astounding to me how many people spent their entire existence pining for summer, or spring break, or the next planning day. They even counted them down: "Only 4 more days until our holiday break!" or "How are we going to get through the next 2 weeks until school is out for the summer?"

Consequently, their lives became a matter of waiting for future minutes while the ones they had RIGHT NOW were never lived at all.

Excerpt from "The Woman's Book of Soul" by Sue Patton Thoele


  1. Very very true of me on all counts...

    1. I often expressed it to my daughter as "Don't wish your life away!" We are all guilty of this; we just have to catch ourselves and try to remain in the NOW. Thanks for reading and commenting!