Everyone wants a good TOMORROW. To accomplish that one should focus on making a good TODAY. YESTERDAY happened, TODAY the PRESENT can be worked on. TOMORROW is not here, so do not be concerned about what has not materialized. We all have to be focused on the NOW.
The NOW can alter the mistakes of the PAST and can prevent mistakes of the FUTURE. Be PRESENT in the PRESENT. Doing so one decreases the regret of the PAST and the fear of the FUTURE. So many of us spend time in the PAST and in the FUTURE, but the PRESENT allows us to control both.
Time is precious, like water going down an open drain. Do not bury yourself in the goal, the accomplishment, THE PRODUCT. REMAIN IN THE PROCESS and the accomplishment, THE PRODUCT, will appear on its own. Improve yourself, your PROCESS every day. BE BETTER TODAY THAN YOU WERE YESTERDAY.
Scientists have recently discovered that the mind is mainly drawn to the FUTURE. They have found that we tend to focus on the unexpected. We make sacrifices TODAY to earn rewards TOMORROW. This has been found in studies to be a conscious and unconscious undertaking. We are often trying to sift through information to generate predictions. When your brain wanders it is stimulating FUTURE possibilities. We are not built to live in the PRESENT, we thrive to consider our FUTURE prospects or predictions.
That is why Zen masters and meditators spend time to learn to FOCUS on the PRESENT. There is a time for allowing the mind to wander and develop FUTURE possibilities. There is also the time to FOCUS and remain in the PRESENT, TO LIVE IN THE PROCESS and not worry about the FUTURE. When the goal, or product is known then the PRESENT, THE PROCESS IS ACCEPTED.
LET THE MIND WANDER WHEN LOOKING FOR FUTURE POSSIBILITIES, WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PROCESS. NOT WHEN YOU ARE WITHIN THE PROCESS, THEN YOU SHOULD TRULY ENJOY THE PRESENT.
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.