“For unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax. There is no point whatever in making plans for a future which you will never be able to enjoy. When your plans mature, you will still be living for some other future beyond. You will never, never be able to sit back with full contentment and say, ‘Now, I’ve arrived!’ Your entire education has deprived you of this capacity because it was preparing you for the future, instead of showing you how to be alive now.” -Alan Watts
Life is not a flatline. It’s peaks and valleys. Realize wherever you are now is just a snapshot, a moment in time. It’s ephemeral. We think we’d like to know what lies ahead so that we can adequately prepare for good times or bad. For the peaks and valleys. But where’s the fun in that?
The fact that every day, every single moment is different?….“Yea, that’s the ticket!”
Lean into not knowing.