Thinking about, worrying about, or being anxious over what may or may not happen in the future creates tremendous anxiety. We go into our heads and get locked into story. Story is all in the mind. The mind tells us things must be better in the future when I have more money, better relationships or more knowledge. That story implies that where we are right now is good, safe or abundant. Only by getting “there” – Future Tripping – is when things will be better.
The problem is as soon as you get THERE you are still HERE. THERE doesn’t exist except as a story in your head. It hasn’t happened yet. Future tripping can make us feel awful, and takes away our power, which is always in the present moment.
It’s only in the present that anything happens. NOTHING HAPPENS IN THE FUTURE. EVERYTHING happens in the present. When has anything ever happened in the future?
How do we stay grounded in our power? It requires us to put more emphasis into feeling, not thinking. Life is lived, intuition is accessed, results are delivered and desires are manifested always in the present moment.
The story of what might happen is in your mind. The feeling of what’s possible is in your body. Its the act of sentience leadership. Sentience is the recognition of your own consciousness and power. It is awareness, familiarity, perception, understanding and recognition on a deep level that you are in control of it all. The cosmic joke is that you are creating it all. There is no one out there.
Extensive conditioning especially in business, has trained us to constantly focus on the future. The culture has taught us to ‘look forward’ and ‘plan ahead.’ Tremendous weight has been placed guessing what the future will hold. We emphasize doing things to help make the future safer or more abundant.
All of this preoccupation with the future assumes that we are is not okay.. Fear drives our culturally conditioned obsession with the future.
Take a breath and lighten the F up. Relax. Have some Sangria.