There are those of us who are prisoners of the future. We don’t know what will happen, and we worry so much that the future becomes a kind of prison. The real future is made only of one substance, and that is the present. What else can the future be made of? If we know how to take care of the present moment the best we can, that’s all we can do to assure ourselves of a good future. We build the future by taking care of the present moment. Taking care of the present moment includes mindful breathing, enjoying your in-breath and out-breath. With each step you arrive in the future you are making. Make it a future of peace and compassion.
By Thich Nhat Hanh, “How to Walk”