The rat race is all around us. Running around, always looking at the horizon or the top of the mountain. It’s totally useless you know? We set goals in our lives, wonderful things we would like to do one day. We read about 4 hour workweeks and think that would be just great. We keep dreaming about where we want to be, and in doing so we never have time to enjoy where we actually are.
At this very moment you are reading a blog on beginnings. Now I ask you, what do you want from this blog? Is reading this post what you want to be doing right now? Are you procrastinating perhaps? Don’t panic, we all procrastinate and we all have dreams about our future that keeps us away from the now. Yes, even “great” people like Timothy Ferris and Leo Babauta have moments every day that they dream off into some kind of fantasy about the future. It’s human you know..
In being human it’s perfectly okay to dream about the future and look at the top of the mountain. But in doing so we forget to enjoy where we are right now. In favour of a bright future we forget to actually live in the now and appreciate where we are and who we are this moment.
Drifting off into a fantasy about the future is a sure sign you aren’t completely happy with where you are right now or who you are. You’d rather be somewhere else in stead of having to live in this boring moment you are in right now. Perhaps you’re supposed to be working on a homework assignment right now you’re putting off in favour of this blog post. Well, one the one hand I’m happy you’re reading this post, on the other hand this post is a way for you to get distracted from what you are supposed to be doing right now isn’t it?
Stop for a second, breathe deeply and open your eyes, where are you right now? What are you supposd to be doing right now?
Take another breath….
….and now go do what you are supposed to be doing and stop fantasizing about the future, it will still be there tomorrow!