How do we go about living in the present? It seems that we are always either living in the past or looking at the future. How do I stay focused on this moment right here as my fingers dance over the keyboard of my laptop computer?
Wendell Berry speaking of universities said,
“It was preparing people from the world of the past for the world of the future, and what was missing was the world of the present, where every body was living its small, short, surprising, miserable, wonderful, blessed, damaged, only life.”
We all too readily race ahead to tomorrow, only to find that the tomorrow to which we raced has become yesterday. Jesus of Nazareth said,
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34 New Living Translation.
Those are good words by which to live.