Many spiritual traditions emphasize living in the here and now, as well as the power of presence and mindfulness. What I suggest is that occasionally, mindfulness is well applied in doing some future planning.
So today I invite you to take a moment to envision your life five years from now in the most exquisite life-giving, fulfilling picture that you can imagine from where you’re standing. What would you love to create?
Then begin to use that idea, that dream, as a roadmap for the choices you make, the plans you choose, your decisions – what you say “yes” and what you say “no” to. Mindfulness is a creative power, meant to both keep us present and guide us forward. It’s not either/or. It’s really both/and!