Thought for the Day

We have negative mental habits that come up over and over again. One of the most
significant negative habits we should be aware of is that of constantly allowing
our mind to run off into the future. Perhaps we got this from our parents. Carried
away by our worries, we’re unable to live fully and happily in the present. Deep
down, we believe we can’t really be happy just yet-that we still have a few more
boxes to be checked off before we can really enjoy life. We speculate, dream, strategize,
and plan for these “conditions of happiness” we want to have in the future; and
we continually chase after that future, even while we sleep. We may have fears about
the future because we don’t know how it’s going to turn out, and these worries and
anxieties keep us from enjoying being here now.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

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