“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~Buddha
For the longest time I lived in the future.
I had a grand list of all the big things I wanted to do…
Build a multinational company, become a philanthropist, go on long vacations all over the world with my wife, have a big house with a lovely garden…the list goes on!
It’s great to be ambitious, I still believe that.
However, the more I made plans and worked toward my ambitions, the more I reinforced a concept within my mind—that the present is not okay.
“Who I am, where I am living, what I look like, how much money I have—none of it is enough for me to be happy now.”
I had made my happiness conditional on my success, on the “big” things in life. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Tiny Buddha.
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