‘Future’ – where does the word take you? What does it say to you? What does it bring to you? What is it?
A concept about a time that is yet to be experienced. Often seen as an unknown, that is anticipated, yet often unaware it is upon us now, before our eyes.
Every now moment, was yesterday’s future and tomorrows past. So where did this take us in our expressions this week.
And where does it lead you? And where might that lead you… in the future?
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The next week’s word is ‘moon’
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My future lies in the now, in the power of the moment. This is when I act on my attention to my intentions. I have done this many times in my past, all those dreams and promises I’d expressed to myself and others, I’m afraid they never did last. Most have dissolved, melted and failed, into a wasteland of dry and spent words. Like my marriage vows broken and forgotten. Other goals falling short of expectations, letting distractions override all those beliefs, views, situations. Leaving me with dissatisfaction. There are those that came to fruition like saving plans, nest eggs, basic needs. Day by day, month by month, by chance luck or accident year to year I’ve achieved. I’ve also learnt to understand my future has consequences, some might call it providence, that’s outside my control or influence. And yet I will still strive and dream Of how I want to see my future me and achieve all my wants and needs. Tomorrow the sun will rise in the east, an indisputable undeniable fact and I have no power to change that. So with the sun at my back. My shadow like my future, walking in front of my reality gives me hope, a chance, a choice. As I see ahead of me the sunset of possibilities.PJR 3.10.2022
What couldn’t you see What were you waiting for What did you get from it What led you astray?
Why didn’t you change Why couldn’t you love Why didn’t you care Why didn’t you notice?
That I was bleeding I was crying I was broken I was lost
I wasn’t listened to… I wasn’t appreciated I wasn’t consulted I wasn’t understood
And now Look at me now Without you Empty of life
Just as it is Just as it was Just like before Just because…
I am the future
TLaB 2nd October 22
Super for the future
‘Super for the future’ Was the cry Of the ex RBA governor Giving us the why
‘The future of tomorrow today’ Another oft saying To lure us in Feeling good about buying
An example is technology Like the phone What does that mean When you’re sitting alone Staring at the screen
Can we really have the ‘future, today’? When the design was at least a year old and feels very different to what we are told
We landed a person on the moon in 1969 What have we been doing since then? Pushing the boundaries Of science and technology? Or holding it back for the sake of profitology? Where could we have got to by now If we had applied ourselves To the care of all living things and the planet somehow?
The future can be about imagination Where our ideas become beams Of our passions and dreams
Of our hopes and heart-based response Where truly living and freedom to choose is valued Rather than the current system where often only wealth is valid
We can live each moment fully and kindly Until it is our last Where the future could be shaped by our past
We are the future
How would it be to enjoy the day Not to look back or forward To just stay in the time, I’m guessing it would feel sublime
What a relief not to ponder On past mistakes , decisions made Stress, happiness and tears All our choices over the years The mind can hit overdrive
How do we ponder ahead Wish for this, hope for that It hasn’t happened yet The mind in cruise control Let’s glide into tomorrow
Make of it the best you can Not always easy to do Looking ahead, can be uplifting Make of it what we will Doesn’t require too much skill
Or does it? Will it be better, will it be right Really, how could one know Feelings of no future, too hard to bear Let’s remain in cruise control
Our time is an extension of the past We live in the future, we are the future The genius will pave the way I strive to stay in the day