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Today, there is nothing wrong with the day to come

Today, there is nothing wrong with the day to come Today, there is nothing wrong with the day to come
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You may retort with the question: "How am I to know whether my sufferings are real or imaginary?" Here is the rule for such matters: We are tormented either by things present, or by things to come, or by both. As to things present, the decision is easy. Suppose that your person enjoys freedom and health, and that you do not suffer from any external injury. As to what may happen to it in the future, we shall see later on. To-day there is nothing wrong with it.

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Let us, then, look carefully into the matter. It is likely that some troubles will befall us; but it is not a present fact. How often has the unexpected happened! How often has the expected never come to pass! And even though it is ordained to be, what does it avail to run out to meet your suffering? You will suffer soon enough, when it arrives; so look forward meanwhile to better things. What shall you gain by doing this? Time. There will be many happenings meanwhile which will serve to postpone, or end, or pass on to another person, the trials which are near or even in your very presence.

- Letter XIII. On Groundless Fears -

@EstelleLP yes it's true, the hardest thing for many of us is to just stop questioning ourselves about these situations that don't exist yet. We are anxious, apprehensive, afraid of what tomorrow might bring. And yet, often, this same dreaded future turns out to be in fact much more enjoyable, much more pleasant than we had thought. So many doubts, so many negative thoughts, for... ...nothing. Perhaps?

By lionissss | 29/03/2020

Already at that time, they deal with the present moment. Humans are so little anchored in the present that they constantly question their future and forget to live in the present moment. But when the moment is there, he will already be thinking about another future. Why constantly question himself about a situation that does not yet exist. You must learn to direct your flow of thoughts on the situations that are happening at the moment in order to enjoy all the beauty of life.

By EstelleLP | 28/03/2020

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