Seeds of Your Future

This quote by Leonardo da Vinci started me thinking about how present time links the past with the future:

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”

It’s a well-established fact that the past is kept alive and carried forward through memories of what has come before. If your attention is fixed on negative emotions from the past – failure, loss, despair, hopelessness, blame, resentment, fear, or regret – these are also carried with you into present time.

Conversely, if your thoughts are focused on positive feelings of happiness, action, competence, confidence, serenity, forgiveness, friendship, love of life, self and others – these are also carried along into present time.

Whether positive or negative, your perception of life, the environment, people and situations in present time, is colored accordingly.

Ultimately, the seeds of your future are created and carried with you at all times; brought into being by your decisions, thoughts, ideas and feelings about life at any moment and kept alive by your continuing attention on them. If neglected or ignored, they eventually wither and die.

In this manner, your present time becomes a prediction of your future.

The future does indeed unfold with inexorable certainty, but in extremely minute increments.

It doesn’t happen all at once. This is not to say that it takes a long time, it only takes as long as necessary to bring it about. Big changes do occur, but only when preceded by countless small ones.

To create a future that you desire, begin right now – in present time.

Start with one clear, unambiguous decision of what you intend to accomplish. For at that moment the universe begins a process of aligning to your dictates, rather than the reverse, and bringing about the changes you desire.

Act as if your present time were your future – for it soon will be.

daniel w. jacobs
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