The past is to prepare for the NOW. Do not dwell in the past, do not regret the past. Use the lessons from the past to help make the NOW better. Even when circumstances do not go as planned, if you lived those moments with EMPATHY, GRATITUDE, RESPECT FOR OTHERS, there will be less regret and less sadness to look back on.
The NOW is your time to plan for the future. Do not live in the future, what you do NOW will become your future. Trying to live in the future will only enable you to miss the NOW. Planning for the future is never a certainty. The future has many contingencies, so the NOW is to do what is possible for NOW. Thus we do not try to live or spend time in the future. The NOW will be the future very quickly.
In the future things can change a great deal from the NOW. WE HAVE TO BE READY TO ADAPT, ADJUST AND AMEND. There are always possibilities out of our control, not in our vision for the future. What we do NOW may not lead us on our vision for the future. This is why we always have to be READY TO ADAPT, ADJUST AND AMEND.
To make the unpredictable future bearable we should always live the NOW, which will become the past, with no regrets. To do that we should always demonstrate EMPATHY, HUMILITY, GRATITUDE, A WILLING TO ASSIST OTHERS AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS.
LIVE THE NOW, APPRECIATE THE NOW, STAY IN THE NOW.
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.