Yesterday is in the past, factual and unchangeable. Tomorrow is in the future, uncertain and open to every possible possibility. We can predict and presume and attempt to have some sort of control over it to make it manageable but ultimately life will occur with or without our thumbs up.
The only place we can really make a difference or appreciate is right now, today, in this moment. If we can attempt everyday to find meaning and smile at the “nows”, perhaps the future will find its flames candle by candle, lighting up the darkness of depression that spreads through the minds of the pessimists.
I was chatting to a friend the other day getting into some deep conversation and this is what he said to me, “Every single day the world is in it’s worse state and the majority of us do nothing about it. In fact we add to it without thinking about the consequences of what we do”.
The World’s problems may seem like they do not belong on our shoulders, but they do. Everyone and everything is a part of what we live in and we walk around day in and day out with disregard. A young intelligent lady I interviewed last week had this to say, “We are science, we live in it and science is the answer to a better future”.
As simple as it is, those are the most inspirational words I have heard in quite some time.
Mass production of materials in all forms, non-perishables and concrete cities are on an uncontrollable rise and there are no signs of it slowing down. Unfortunately money does make the material world go round, but what a controversy when eventually it will be the very thing that will consume the nature of life.
Perhaps we all need to re-assess the way we consider healthy living. 2009 is a blink away. At what state will the world be in, in a thousand blinks and how much of its negativity, as a individual, will we contribute. All the “glorious” material possessions we spend our lives collecting and leave behind will continue to have an effect on our planet for existence. This is not success.
For me, success is when I’m standing at the ocean edge and I realize that true glory is all around me. That moment when I need nothing, yet I have everything.