We all live on the surface of the past and the future. The present hardly exists in our life. But the past cannot be changed and the future can’t be predicted- then why we are so worried about our past and future. God Buddha once said “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, just concentrate your mind on the present moment” and he is correct. The best way to connect you with heaven is live in present moment because once it is over, it will not come again. Present time is a unique moment, everyone should enjoy it; otherwise it would transform into a past moment. Likewise, if we anticipate what is going to happen then nothing would come except future. Still we find people try to control the future. We should understand that “Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery and today is gift”.
Time is not linear; it begins, then comes to the middle path and finally ends. What we are today is the result of the past and what we do today would build our future. We should keep in mind that past activity teaches us lesson about our failure and success and advises us how to avoid action which involved us in wrong decision.
In the similar way, living only for future would lead you into a materialize world where you feel self-defeating the moment you achieve something. The more you attach yourself to possible outcome, the more disappointment will come in your way to happiness. Because it works in a theory that “More expectation; less happiness”. So everybody should live today as if it were his last day; smell the happiness of current moment; listen songs full with life and see the people as if you love them all from the inner soul and heart. Do productive things today which are good for mankind and other creatures because it will build your tomorrow.
We should consider our own wishes in free will because it is our choices which shape our future. What we see in future is the consequences or outcome of past and present. It means our past and present activity decides our future happenings. So it is advisable to live each and every moment of today which gives you freedom to make choices. We cannot choose our past because it is already chosen. Our present is the outcome of choices we made in the past. So don’t waste your present time and choose the effective choice for the goodness and make your future bright. We should use our present time very wisely and put our choices in regular practice. Once we practice our choice, there would be higher probability of accomplishment. Intensity of living present moment reveals the fact that how much an individual feel the moment and how he attach himself with his emotion in the current action that would give a better result in future.
All our past become good memories which we utilize it to shape our today. Our memories are coded in our brain as a pattern and emotion. When we do things in the present moment, we try to remember our past moment and match with present happening and then judge whether to go ahead with the plan or not. These days most people are busy in constructing their future without any plan or potential working on the present. They forget that they don’t have control over future but what they can control is the present situation that can be molded according to one’s wishes.
The Chinese believe that all energies are constantly changing from past to future. Potential energy of the individual shapes his future because he bounds himself tightly waiting to happen, waiting to explode. Past is something in which an individual has already spent energy. Differently, the present energy is a kind of chemical reaction that initiates potential energy of future by observing past energy. In the earth, there is same amount of energy flow; it is only its forms which changes- past, present and future. The climate changes and then backs again, the sky changes from Night to Day, earth will always turns, life to death, sunset to sunrise.
The past is memories and future is only imagination but there is only one reality that is present, here and now. The present is the exact moment we are living in which allows us to do creative thing for our future. The clock is running; we are missing the opportunities while focusing on future and past. We should realize the value of time because once we miss it, it will become our past.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Today is special for us; have endless opportunities or possibilities and give us options; the option relative to our past or an option which makes a different future. We should learn from our past and evaluate the best and worst situation and then set the today’s working for better future. Imagine only for a better future would not work out, but we should involve ourselves to the planned activity to achieve the goal.