I hear this phrase more and more, or maybe I am just noticing it more because of my present mindset, who knows...... it is what it is. What I take from this is that wherever you are, there you are. What I mean is that we have so little control of the majority of what we think we do.
- The past is the past, we can't do anything about it, so why "worry" about or dwell upon it. What we can do it take lessons from the past, build our character, and move on.
- The future is undetermined, why worry about it. We have very little input of how it will turn out, we think we do, we dream, we plan, but there are so many variables that affect the future that usually it turns out differently than we thought or hoped it would. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but usually a surprise.
- The present is where we are, it is where we live, and really the only thing we have "control" over (if you can call it control) as far as how we feel, how we respond, how we live our lives. How we respond to what is in front of us it a response from of character, which comes from lessons learned from our past accomplishments and failures, and has a lot more to do with "our" future than we know.