“Taming one’s trepidation about the future ultimately requires that a person muster up the courage to face up to his or her fears. What you will find as you embark upon this course is that it is kind of like confronting the neighborhood bully when you were a kid, in that those fears are not nearly as intimidating as you thought they would be.
Before leaving this discussion of “the future,”, I will share with you another insightful quotation from The Quest, A Journey of Spiritual Rediscovery by Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla:
What about the future? Can you believe that if you keep on thinking the same thoughts, saying the same words, doing the same things, going in the same direction, the future will be any different than now? To look to the future as a savior without changing the present is to think an orange tree can grow from an acorn.
Each moment of your life you have the unique opportunity to plant new seeds of thought, seeds that have the potential to someday sprout into all that you desire. In light of this reality, do not waste time fretting about what may occur, rather make full use of all of your “now” moments by choosing to consciously create your ideal future instead.”
Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”
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