“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.