It is possible to think about the future but truly live in the present. The secret is to realise that in the choice to build an offering out of time there are countless second chances, and we have eternity to keep at it, and yet each moment a blessing to add to and be part of.
There are also some things that do press for time, in which whether we act now or not does make a difference. But I think those things can be understood within the bigger picture and focused on for what they are rather than as ‘busyness’. Dragging the future too far into focus doesn’t help; it’s amazing how much less energy is spent if our hearts and minds can look at things the right way.
(Inspired by Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Sabbath)