If we’re well and truly honest
There’s a truth we don’t allow
Creating history and futures
Only happens in the now
We can lament what has been lost
Or learn and move along
Spend a lifetime stuck in what could be
Or be right where we belong
The only starting point to anywhere
Is in the steps we take
Slowly inching onwards
full in life as we create.
Where we want to be
is a fiction we allow
We only have right now
But who knows where now will take us
as we focus on our steps
and trust the path we now embrace
to guide us to what’s next
I love the future, and I can be tempted to spend a lot of time there. It’s a lovely place to be, but it will always and forever remain a fiction if I don’t embrace where I am today. There’s an incongruence between accepting where we are whilst working towards where we want to be, but I think I’m starting to get it.
The here and now IS life and sometimes there will be limited things that can be done to change it, but if we fully accept our circumstances we can look for the small changes we can make that will (over time), take us to where we imagine we want to be, or maybe it will take us somewhere completely different, I’m not sure it’s entirely up to us.
Either way, if we’re not present in our own lives, we can’t expect to influence its direction.