Your future: What is it? Where is it? Who is the future you?
Your future is here and now and is there growing in fields of grain. It is the vegetables in the gardens. It is the sun, the soil and the rain. It is the warm summer breezes and the cold winter storms. It is the moon and the stars that light up the night sky. That is you, your future you.
You are what you eat and you will be what you are going to eat including the foods you will eat and the environments in which they grow. Do you wish to be the growing grain or do you wish to be factory farmed animal? Do you wish to be organic or be heavily laden with chemicals and toxins? Do you wish to be wild, natural and free or mass-produced and genetically modified? You can and you do choose your future whether you realize it or not. You choose it everyday by following and satisfying your appetite and hunger.
What is your past?
Your past is being created now every moment. Your past is your body, your thoughts and your mind. Your past is your blood, your cells and your bones. It is your emotions, your imagination and your dreams. Your past is your art, your music and all your creations. Regardless of whether they remain only as ideas or develop into finished products they are already past and are done and have a life of their own and there is not much you can do about them other than let them come out of you.
Your past is also your children and all your offspring. Your past is what comes from you. It is what you gave birth to and now has a life of its own.
The past can’t be changed by trying to change it itself. You can change the past by changing your future; by choosing a new you. Change your future by choosing differently that which will become you. Choose a great future and you will have a great past.
But if you are not your past nor are you your future, then who are you? You are not your blood, cells and bones and you are not your emotions, thoughts and dreams. You are also not yet the grain in the fields, the vegetables in the gardens nor the sun, soil and wind. Then who are you? You are nothing but an empty void – a vacuum that seeks to be filled. You are hunger; you are your appetite. That is you.
And this you seeks to take in everything – to take in the entire universe. And when it has done so to its satisfaction then you are one with the universe and the old you will no longer exist.