The man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present... he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future... he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.— Milan Kundera
Whopping Fear Of The Future quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Don't let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door - if we seek it.
The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Though we tremble before uncertain futures may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength may we dance in the face of our fears.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
Don't let the sadness from the past and fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present.
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.
Act with a determination not to be turned aside by thoughts of the past and fears of the future.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Our past is not, as some fear, a series of events carved in stone that we must carry around for the rest of our lives... but a kaleidoscope of experiences that, when viewed through different lenses, can 'color' (change) how we see our present and future.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.
We are not to be anxious about the unknown future or to fret about it.
We are to live in a moment-by-moment dependence upon God.
The lion doesn't turn around when the small dog barks.
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.
Oh! My beloved! fill the cup, that clears to-day of past regrets and future fears.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear. Fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself, because it is fear which drives men to act foolishly, to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously...
Where I am today is my starting point.
Who I am today is my starting point. My failures and successes of the past, my fears and hopes of the future are all shadows. Today is my reality, and I'll use it to create my world.
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for.
She goes where she pleases. She appears unhoped for, uncalled for. She moves through doors and walls and windows. Her thoughts move through minds. She enters dreams. She vanishes and is still there. She knows the future and sees through flesh. She is not afraid of anything.
Even in the darkest moments, light exists if you have the faith to see it.
Fear is a poison produced by the mind, and courage is the antidote stored always in the soul. In misfortune lies the seed of future triumph.
The human ego prefers anything, just about anything, to falling, or changing, or dying. The ego is that part of you that loves the status quo – even when it's not working. It attaches to past and present and fears the future.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn't good enough, would be stilled.
Just for today, allow yourself to embrace all that you are every moment.
Know that you are a vessel of light. Allow yourself to release all doubts about your ability, the mistakes of the past, the fear of the future.
Trust God's love. His perfect love. Don't fear He will discover your past. He already has. Don't fear disappointing Him in the future. He can show you the chapter in which you will. With perfect knowledge of the past and perfect vision of the future, He loves you perfectly in spite of both.
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
The hardest thing, I think, is to live richly in the present, without letting it be tainted & spoiled out of fear for the future or regret for a badly-managed past.
You don't fear change. You fear the unknown. If you knew the future would be great, you'd welcome the change to get there. Well, the future IS great. Proceed.
I am timeless being. I am free of desire or fear, because I do not remember the past or imagine the future.
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal.
We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.
Every important choice we make is being guided by one of two places: either it is an act of faith or it is an act of fear. Faith opens the door to a new future.
Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future.
If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
Fear of the future and longing for the past are major factors which impede appropriate action.
You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the the hour of the new clarity.
Neither mine nor other people's prospects seem particularly pleasing just at the moment, and I have fantasies of going to Iceland, never to return. As it is, I tell myself not to remember the past, not to hope or fear for the future, and not to think in the present, a comprehensive program that will undoubtedly have very little success.
I have a message for the world, which I will deliver without fear and care for the future. To the reformers I will point out that I am a greater reformer than any one of them. They want to reform only little bits. I want root-and-branch reform.