Looking to the future

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

An apt blog with four days to go until the New Year. Seriously though, looking to the future is more important than we think. Looking forward allows us to move on from our past, solely working from our present thinking so that we get to imagine more tranquil times, particularly if what we’re dealing with feels big and out of control.

We’re also at that time of year where our future beckons, where the year we’re just about to leave, becomes our past and our future is not lived, but where we must take full responsibility. With a New Year, brings new challenges that we must look at with renewed vigour and determination.

Looking to the future sadly doesn’t come without its challenges, particularly if we’re mentally stuck and can’t decide what we want to do, how we want to proceed and how we want our future to look. I was never encouraged to think about or look to my future, but for me getting through each day was something endured and difficult.

There is no doubt that through the universal path, our faith in our future becomes a thing. Although our past shapes our future, our universal beliefs shape our future more. As the universe is continually aware of our frustrations, we must be continually aware of the universe and how the universe works for us to effect any change.

Biding my time, the universe never gave up on me or my conscious thinking, even though it took me many years to reshape my future, on a disability and a non-diagnosis I didn’t know I had. The timing has to fit, but we must also be ready to receive and work with the universe.

When we’re not ready to emotionally work through the challenges that take the form of our future, the universe can’t help us. The universe will only help when we’re ready to be helped.


28 Dec, 2018

4 thoughts on “Looking to the future

  1. Looking to the future isn’t something I have had a lot of experience with, seeing as I didn’t think there was a lot to look forward to.

    Most of the time there really wasn’t, but I have to work on changing things so 2019 will be a much better year. I have wasted far too many years dwelling on the past and things that I couldn’t change, rather than focusing on the things that I could.

    I don’t want to be one of those people who end up like my parents in a nursing home, waiting for death with nobody caring enough to visit.

    I know that I’m finally ready to be helped by the universe, or whatever may be out there to move on from the past and enjoy what future time I may have left.

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes, you have 2019 ahead of you to be able to change things.

      It doesn’t matter now where you have come from because you can’t change what’s past, but you can change your perceptions to your experiences and how you go into next year.

      When it comes to the universe of course, we must be prepared. We have to understand how the universe works and must understand its signs.

      For me the sign was a conversation with my mum, a phrase that resonated with me and my circumstances that made me think about my being born and how difficult it was for her.

      My blog was my fate, but fate isn’t always predestined. We can go on to make our own fate, just by choosing to be proactive and make our own decisions about how we want our future to go.

  2. I believe in looking to the past to learn from it and to apply the lessons of the past to meet the challenges of the future.

    We are certainly experiencing uncertain political, social and economic times. It appears that past lessons have not been learnt.

    1. Thank you. Yes, it’s the way I work too. We must always apply the lessons of our past to meet the challenges of the future. Not to means we will continue to make mistakes.

      But agree with you, politically lessons are not being learned.

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