Inspiration of the Self-Reliance 30-Day Writing Challenge

To celebrate Ralph Waldo Emerson's 208th birthday (May 25th, 1803), Self-Reliance urges us to trust our intuition rather than conforming to the will of the majority.

Beginning on May 31st, 2011, The Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance website*** will post a daily prompt. This will continue for 30 days.

This is my unique creation of personal reflection and responses, based on those prompts.

***See link below for the site.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Invent the Future

DAY 17

"A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his."      – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cindy Gallop's favorite quote of all time is Alan Kay: ‘In order to predict the future, you have to invent it.’ I am all about inventing the future. Decide what you want the future to be and make it happen. Because you can. Write about your future now.

This is sort of a difficult one for me to write about, since I try to remain in each NOW present moment.  I believe that if I take care of my present, my future will take care of itself. 

Am I placing too much emphasis on my “present-moment” mindfulness? 

Could it be possible that my “NOW” belief is causing obstruction to a potentially better future?

This really is a perplexing challenge for me to grasp.  Without a doubt, I do know that when I’m more focused on each present moment, my future (which is the following moment) is more rewarding.

In conclusion, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”.  For me, I’ll entertain that idea and continue with that belief.

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