In the 2 previous posts I have discussed aspects of time. Firstly we looked at “letting go any fears of your past” that may have been shaping what you are today and your future. Secondly we discussed the present and how it interacts with your past and future and how to “keep alive your moments”.
Today I am introducing the next sequence of time and that is your future. I put to you this statement. “Your future is the sum of all your todays.” Everything you do and yes I mean everything you do today has a direct bearing on your future. Sayings come to mind like “we are what we eat”. We see people with heavy workloads developing physical or mental scarring. On the other scale we see people who excuse themselves from many activities in life. Following the fundamental need to belong we align ourselves in life to our cause. Some have a need to be needy and others want to feel needed, both of which can be quite addictive. And of course there are many in between.
For those of you who are not on social media this next paragraph may or may not relate to you. I am using the social media phenomena to help illustrate the way you view your priorities today is how you develop your future.
Social media is a brilliant arena full of immense information, misinformation, positivity and negativity. This provides a reckoning of self-perpetual importance to the posting portfolios of all who dare to partake. The practice of sharing on social media is truly fascinating. It is the careful art of the not shared as well as the shared that is intrinsic to the individual. The response to this realm depends largely on where the fulcrum is positioned from the instigated picture stimuli, the said word and the not said word.
To get back to our statement for this month “Your future is the sum of all your todays.” For many people social media is about keeping in touch with others who live at distance which is so great. It is a question of having a healthy balance. Are you staying in the moment with those close to you? Like all other aspects of life it is all about balance. Sometimes it is the thin threads of wholesome personal contact that provides your future today.
The Words that Shine challenge for this month is to study all your daily activities and ask yourself are they conducive to what you want for your future today. Take a stance even if it is only a thin thread of positive communication and make that personal contact special.
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