The best place to live is in the present: the here and now, the all and only, the moment that matters.
It’s normal and healthy to reflect upon your past, as well as contemplate your future but it’s not constructive to obsess and get stuck on either end of life.
When your mind is consumed by the past with guilt, regret or sadness, you live in the past, which puts your future at risk.
When your mind is consumed by the future with fear, anxiety or apprehension, you’re contributing to a past in which you played a passive role.
The draw to the past is control and certainty of what was. There is no draw to the future except that it causes you to be absent for today.
As always, balance is the key to life. If you can align yourself somewhere between your past and future, you’ll actually find yourself living for today.
“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” Sonia Ricotti