One day I was telling my friend Gene about my goals, and how worried I was that I would never achieve them all. I can be impatient...
“Only we humans worry about the future, regret the past, and blame ourselves for the present.” – Rick Hanson, PhD, Buddha's Brain
Consider the present moment and all that it contains.
And then start counting the number of things that you notice in this moment.
A good friend of mine (we'll call her Roxanne) is so goal-oriented, that as soon as she gets close to achieving a goal, she starts to stress out about what her next goal will be...
Think of a concern you have about the future.
If this concern disappeared, what advantage would you have as a result?
"If I suppress fear or run away from it, then there is no sensitive perception of fear and all its implications, therefore I must learn about fear and not run away; and I can only learn about something when I am in direct contact with it, and I can only be in contact with it so intimately when I can look freely." — Jiddu Krishnamurti