Engaging your crystal ball: what about NOW?

This is a curious daily post, and one I feel compelled to respond to:

You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, it at all?

I know this is a fictitious post, but I would like to get philosophical for a moment.

I believe that we are the creators of our own destiny. We make our future by living in the present moment, and making the most of the opportunities that are presented to us. Where some people come unstuck with this, is by dwelling too much in the past, or in fact the future, therefore not even noticing what is going on right now.

There is an old saying that talks about how we are always looking for happiness, but often don’t notice that we already have it, in the things we have today, right under our noses. This is a little bit the same.

If you are worried about what is going to happen in the future, you are not living life to the full and making the most of NOW. Perhaps you should read Eckhart Tolle’s book, if this sounds like you.

So, back to the original question, would I use the power if I had it? No i most definitely would not, because I would be too busy enjoying life right NOW. I will find out what the future holds when it arrives. until then, I don’t need to know.

Life is already far too short, why waste it any more?

Here are some other responses to this daily post challenge that I also liked:

Live in the very minute – Adjustingyourfocus
The Future is NOW – WillowScotling
Keep me in the dark – TheBEESPEAK
Why would I be so stupid? – Helen Meikle
Where’s the fun in that? – Jessie Bardell
The future is now – Mindfuldigressions
Beingpowerful – allthingscuteandbeautiful
How many days do I have left? – caliten

And here are a few contrasting ways to look at it:

Pandoras Box – eastelmhurstagogo
The ability to change your destiny – theaftermathofdeactivation
Will he come back – airshipwreck 

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