I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. [Mahatma Gandhi]
It no longer amuses me to make plans. To try seeing round the next corner. To imagine what will happen next or to manage HOW something “turns out” in The End.
It used to. It used to consume me, focusing on all that. I thought it was as necessary as water.
I think this is how I learned to attend to what was expected of me. To plan everything in great detail. Set “s.m.a.r.t.” goals. And always to have lofty pursuits.
But I have come to see that there is nothing more important than This One Moment.
It hasn’t been easy. It’s been like learning to ride a bike. I have had some doozy falls and skinned my knees, elbows, and pride. Yet Here I AM. And Here is all I need BE concerning myself with anyway.
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. [Claude Monet]
This is an exquisite example of the right sort of following. It isn’t about following a trend or what everyone else is after. Instead it is following where one is led.