“The use of time determines, at all levels, what you will experience in your tomorrows. . . .[L]ong after the body dies, you will indeed be continually stepping into your tomorrows.” (“The Way of Transformation,” WOM, Chapter 14, Page 172)
This quotation is a poignant reminder of our eternal life, “stepping into your tomorrows.” We need to know that we are preparing for the future always, even as we try with all our might to live in the Now (as Tolle says). If we stay close to God, we will know how to make the best use of all of the Now times. We will thereby be doing all that we can to ensure a good future.
We must not live in the past. It is true that we can learn from the past, but we don’t want to get “stuck” in it. The best preparation for the future is today well lived. I read that a long time ago, too long to give a footnote. It is something that we need as a constant reminder of what we are doing and where we are heading.
We don’t often think of the “use” of time. We may rue our present, and that is not the way to live well. Time is an illusion, it is true, but it seems real enough for us in our present environment. So we can’t just ignore it.
Make today count. Make all our days count.
The life well lived starts with today.