With our busy schedules, our minds barely have time to adapt to the moment we are in. We are performing one task while our minds are focusing on the next. Even when our bodies are in a position of rest, our minds continue to grapple with the thoughts of yesterday or the thoughts of what tomorrow may bring.
In the current climate of uncertainty, many have fallen prey to anxiety. It seems that on every front (political, personal, physical, mental, etc.) there is turmoil. We see and hear the news reports that seemingly go from bad to worse. We awaken to the news of yesterday's calamities (hostile takeovers, earthquakes, deadly riots and the like) and the likelihood that tomorrow, should we live to see it, only holds more of the same. The news is filled with first one atrocity and then another. How does one find peace in such a volatile climate?
Although not a Buddhist, I have great respect for the quote by Dalai Lama XIV who said,
"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done, one is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and Mostly Live."
Wherever you go today, whatever you do today, BE THERE! Be in the moment! Discipline your mind to remain in today! Commit to giving whatever the task, your undivided attention and simply BE THERE!
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 6:34 The Message Bible)