"No tomorrow. No today. No yesterday." ~Sheng-ts
"Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.” ~Zen Proverb
Today's Mind Bullet Monday takes us back...to the future.
This subject matter is pulled directly from The Habit Factor®. Martin reads from the Epilogue sharing the story about the time his daughter, Eva (7), asked her mom, "When is the future created?" She then shared the question with Martin, who was left puzzled as though it were a Zen Koan. Ultimately, he shared the question on Facebook to which a friend responded, "Tomorrow! Tell Eva that the future is created tomorrow!"
Gleaning insight shared by a great Zen master thousands of years ago, Martin realized the real answer. The true beauty, though, of the answer lies in the realization that it is our habits—NOW—regardless of our past, that plant the seeds of our future. With this realization we can and should use the NOW to forge the habits that will lead us to our ideal future.
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