“The Next Thing”

I worry sometimes that life is passing me by without me realising it.

Towards the end of my first year at uni, I was shared this struggle with a friend and they and they came up with a wonderful analogy; that time is like water.

Instead of trying to hold on to time as if it was water in my hands, I should just move with it and participate in the flow of it. 

I spend so much time worrying about organising my time, planning to see people and do things that I forget to be present in the moment. I struggle to be mindful with the person or current project and end up spending most of the time thinking about “the next thing”, rather than savouring and enjoying the present moment. 

“The next thing” never actually arrives.

How can you be present with something or someone today?

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