Once it’s gone, it belongs to the past.
We do not hold on to the now, and
We do not treasure the future…
We keep receiving this present, but we never open and cherish it until it is too late.
Until it comes no more.
The one thing that’s missing to create a fundamental shift in work capacity: courage. Leadership courage.
Some may decide to build homes somewhere new, and others have homes that await them. Like a break in a relationship, we simply needed some time apart to be better for the future.
All we have is now, this moment. If you live in the future, you’ll miss things, right here, right now, and you’ll regret it later.
Plans are fragile things, and life often dashes expectations to the ground.
The future is in the skies.
As evolutionary time is measured, we have only just turned up and have hardly had time to catch breath, still marveling at our thumbs, still learning to use the brand-new gift of language. Being so young, we can be excused all sorts of folly and can permit ourselves the hope that someday, as a species, we will begin to grow up.
Someone who doesn’t know if tomorrow will come would rather live every day twice than live it once.
There’s been terrible things we seen, en’t there? And more a coming, more’n likely. So I think I’d rather not know what’s in the future. I’ll stick to the present.
But the future must be met, however stern and iron it be.