We are constantly worrying about the future, aren’t we?
How will I perform in a new job? How will I perform in a new family setup? How will my kids do? Will my family be able to cope? Will I be able to deliver my presentation well? Will I be able to get a promotion? Will I clear my impending exams and certifications? Will I be accepted by my peers and colleagues? Will I be able to provide for my family?
And on and on and on these questions go, with hardly any clarity.
And to make matters worse, with each passing day, more and more questions only keep getting added on to the pile.
Then how to get rid of these?
You can’t. That’s the simple answer.
The solution? To keep the mind occupied elsewhere. That’s the only way. I observe this in my Guru. Nearing 80 years of age, he spends not even one waking minute in isolation, thinking and wondering about the future, but is instead always engaged in karma yoga, action here and now. We just need to imitate.