Wednesday, January 13, 2010

No Future: Unwrap Your Presents

The great thing about
The future is this:
There is no future.

The future can only be a present.

10 comments:

Jenny Stevning said...

Hahaha! I love this! Hadn't thought of is this way.

Being Me said...

very true..which means live today fully

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Lovely Dan. I sometimes find myself worrying about that imaginary future - and, thereby, do not 'unwrap' my present. I'll tuck this thought (and image of unwrapping) away to help pull me back when I chance to wander away.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi Jenny. I've always enjoyed the double-entendre of the word "present"

Dan Gurney said...

Hi Being Me. Thanks for stopping by. The idea of living fully in the moment is, I find, easier than the practice!

Dan Gurney said...

Bonnie, I have the same problem. It's even worse when "the past" starts rearing its head unhelpfully, but that's a little bit easier for me to release. (Knock on wood!) I'm glad if my quick post is of use to you. It would be like returning the favor of your wonderful posts as in relating to, not relating from pain.

The Pollinatrix said...

I really like the idea in this of looking at the future as a gift that isn't unwrapped yet. That's going to stick with me. Thank you!

steven said...

dan that's clever funny and praiseworthy!!!! nice!! steven

Dan Gurney said...

Hi Polly. Good for you! As I wrote the ditty, I was thinking of the final word mostly in its temporal sense; not its gift sense. And a gift it will be if you can be present for the present. As opposed to brooding over some imaginary past or future situation.

Dan Gurney said...

thank you steven. praise from the likes of you is meaningful to me.