Today’s: Mind Nugget.
We fear that which we do not understand. Today I was afraid of performing an Oracle database process, my fear stayed with me up until the precise moment it didn’t. And this is not dissimilar to life really.
The process itself was straightforward, yet I was afraid because it was unknown to me, something I had not encountered before. I feared everything before that process and the possibilities of everything after it. The moment I executed the process my fear was gone, cleared from the deep murmurings of the mind. A fitting analogy then for how we experience life, the importance of truly being aware of the present moment. We are not present in the past nor can we experience the future, so why the fear?
J.K Rowling’s Hermione had it right. “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”
Why fear the future or worry about the past, we exist in neither plain.
Fear not the past, it cannot be changed.
Fear not the future. It hasn’t happened.
And certainly don’t fear the present, by the time you do that moment will have passed.