The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. Man's future is hidden.
February 25th - hide and seek
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Lent is not about escape. It is about picking up your particular cross, the burdens in your life, and walking with Jesus. It is a journey that does not take us away from the difficulties we, and our fellow sojourners face in this world, but deeper into them, knowing we are not alone.
Life is most enjoyable and meaningful when you are present in every moment. Living in the past or future, as we often do, only serves to drain your spirit. The past, whether successful or full of failures, is done and over with. You can't change it. Worrying about the future is also a burden. No matter how much you plan, life is uncertain and the future is unknown. It makes no sense to spend your time worrying about something you truly can't control.
I think it would be a good Lenten practice to live in the present moment where we can be conscious of the steps we take on our journey to Easter. Lent reminds us that we must be focused, that we must make choices, that we really can't go through life on automatic pilot. As the old saying goes, the past is gone, and the future has not yet come to pass. This present moment is all we have.
Reducing worry and stress is just a happy side effect of living in the moment, though; it’s not the point. The point of living in the moment is that the present moment is where reality is, where God is.
There is no other acceptable time then the present moment.
Present moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives.