But we can get lost in the other direction as well. What if fame and glamour? What if we win the lottery? What if we rule the world? Whether we "what if" on the up side or the down side, it's a losing game. We rob ourselves of the moment and of being right here and right now. We fret and worry over the unborn and the unlikely. We fantasize away our lives.
Lets catch ourselves at the "what if" game and bring ourselves back to wherever we are. Let's wake up to the day, the moment, the heat of the sun, the energy of our bodies, and the light of fall. Let's shut down the fantasy projector in our minds and look around us where we stand. Let's breathe in and breathe out with consciousness. Let's be careful gardeners of our own messy minds.
I pay attention to what IS not what IF. I free myself from worry and projection.