Today and Tomorrow

During check-in time at my 500-hr training this weekend, there’s a general consensus that we are all really busy. “Call me in September”, someone said, and the class nodded in agreement.

I have been in massive planning mode, and for sure can feel the pressure of “more faster”. It was perfect timing when I came across this quote by Alan Watts.

“But tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live. There is no other reality than present reality, so that, even if one were to live for endless ages, to live for the future would be to miss the point everlastingly.

If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until the future, and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.”

Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity