Buddhist Thought: Awareness

One of my Twitter feeds showed this quote:

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. ~ James Thurber

Again, this is very clear, at least to me: we should not worry about anything in life really. Of course we cannot avoid worrying, but in general, it is important to not getting wound up on things.

What ever happens happens. You cannot change certain things. So don’t be angry looking back. And, on the same note, don’t be too afraid looking forward. Some fear and anticipation is surely good but not that you are scared.

However, what you should always do is look around with awareness. For me that means to live in the moment. The very moment is what counts. The here and now that makes the difference.

What passed has passed. What comes will be. But by showing awareness in the moment we make our life a bit more worthwhile and worry free.

Try it today.

Love and Kindness,
Volker