Day 3 Week 7 – What Does The Future Hold?

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Marathon Training

62 min (7 mi: 1 w/u & c/d + 5 steady pace), sunny & 67 degree

What Does The Future Hold?

I am not a navel gazer.  Nor do I believe that we can meditate the world’s problems away.  But when it comes to practical approaches on solving our day-to-day dilemmas, starting with ourselves is a good idea.

For instance, questions like why am I angry?  what do I fear?  how can I make a difference? are uniquely ours to answer.  Nobody else knows better.  And the answers, whether we figured them out or not, affect our interactions with others.

And “I don’t know” or “I can’t” may be the first blush reaction.  But don’t give up.  Persist. At a minimum, create inner space and leave the door open to allow the right responses to present themselves when the timing is right.

Brother Phap Dung, a monk & senior disciple to Thich Nhat Hanh, has this quote that I really like, “The future is built with  the present moment . . . The future is not something that will come to us; the future is built by us, by how we speak and what we do in the present moment.”

How are you building your future?

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