Originally posted Thursday, January 30, 2014
"Why am I leaping into the future? Perhaps I’ve given my feelings no room to exist. Part of me gambles that by worrying in advance, bad news will be easier to face if it comes. But worrying will not protect me from the future. It will just keep me from living here and now." (Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II, pg. 15)
I ask you to reflect on how many times worry and stress altered the outcome of your situation? The reality is never. We can use valuable energy trying to control the future, and it robs us of living better, loving better, listening better and learning better today. Basically, it robs us of living.