Isn’t it tempting to keep ourselves stuck in the past…memories, regrets, all the “shoulda, woulda, couldas” many of us have? However, that is not really living. It is just as tempting to spend today’s energy worrying about the future…what might or might not happen to us, our loved ones, our job, our health, our retirement, and more. That is also not living.
The only time and place we can truly live is in the present. While we can learn from past experiences and should wisely plan for the future, we must keep ourselves fully in the here and now.
Only then are we living.
Photo taken last week; sunrise at the beach in Cape May, NJ.