future and pastWhen the going gets tough those of us who are older often hark back to the “good old days”. Of Course, there was never such a time. There is no doubt that we can at times find comfort in the past, but there is also a danger that if we cling to the past we will only half-live in the present, half-experience the present moment. That is no way to honor the past. To honor the past, we must absorb its lessons and live them in the present.

Hope is about attending fully, to be without cleverness, To be open to all things and to do nothing. – Lao Tzu

PS: “The grass is always greener on the other side” is an idiom meaning “other circumstances seem more desirable than one’s own but in reality often are not.588

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