Do you ever lie in bed at night, wondering what the future holds? Swami Satchidananda offers some advice for how to plan your future—excerpted from The Golden Present.
Would you please speak about what you foresee in the future, for the next ten or twenty years?
I don’t worry about the future. If you take care of the present, the future will be taken care of. What you sow now, you will reap.
Don’t just imagine, “After ten years, I’ll be having all kinds of fruits and flowers in my garden, and when they grow I will go and pick them and give them to everybody.” Don’t sit there and visualize it and enjoy thinking that way and waste your time. Instead, take your time to dig a hole and put in at least one seed. Sow the right seed now. In the golden present.
In a way, you are all sowing good seeds, yogic seeds. With people like you all over the world, there will be a wonderful future. This world will be a heaven soon, no doubt. That’s what I see. Many people say, ‘Oh! The world is going to collapse!’ No. I have confidence that it’s going to be a heaven. It’s going to be filled with better people, people who love each other, people who care for each other. It’s already happening, and you are the seeds for that.