Blog Post # 141 – Eyes on the Horizon

What is our vision for ourselves?

Where do we want to be 3 months from now? 12 months? 3 years?

Are we content with just piddling along without a plan?

More specifically, how do we find a balance between living contentedly in the moment AND working towards a better future?

I often wonder about this balance.

When I spend too much time thinking about the future and designing grand plans, I feel ungrateful for not living in the moment.

Conversely, when I am focused on being happy in this moment, I wonder if I should be doing more to plan a better future for our family.

Ahhh …. the joy of conscious living.

But the two need not be mutually exclusive.

For the micro-decisions that we make in the moment undoubtedly impact our future.

Example: if we eat poorly every day, we gain weight and it impacts our future health.

If we save a little more money each day, our bank account will be a that much higher down the road.

The trick then is to be content with what we have now, but to continually strive to make minor tweaks to our present self to work towards our better future self.

No conflict.

Just conscious of where we are in the moment and where we would like to be in the future.

Keeping our eyes on the horizon without chastising ourselves for not reaching it just yet.