School of HP: And the future goes to…

  • We are always fascinated by the future. We gravitate to those who say they can predict it. We ask them to look into their crystal ball and tell us what’s in store. We read Nostradamus and try to interpret his visions and transpose them onto the events of the past to see if he’s accurate. We huddle around to hear stories of dreams that turn out to be true. Thinking of this I am reminded of a verse from Jesus Christ Superstar:

    …Why should you want to know?
    Don’t you mind about the future
    Don’t you try to think ahead
    Save tomorrow for tomorrow
    Think about today instead…

    This leads into another discussion about living in the moment but, some other time. As to the future, there have been many I read and spoke with (including entities) who state that future isn’t “written”. Confusing to me was the fact that I have also heard that everything that will happen has already happened.

    So if everything has already occurred, what is future? And while I had a version of the “truth” I was comfortable with before, the “answer” clarified itself recently. It has been bubbling up in pieces for quite some time and now it seems to make sense (at least to me and at least for now).

    What You BelieveBoth explanations are but pieces of the same puzzle. When put together, they present a picture of reality. There is no future that is defined for an individual however all possible outcomes are determined. A person has a myriad of choices to make and based on those one can demonstrate direction and a number of possible outcomes.

    For instance, if you were to imagine yourself on top of the Sears Tower looking down you would see many buildings and streets. If you saw a car pulling onto the Michigan Avenue, you could see that by the time this car passes 5 blocks, it would hit construction, slowing it down significantly. However if this car turns right after 3 blocks, it would have a clear lane all the way to the highway. If Sears Tower is a metaphor for a higher perspective allowing someone to see “the future” and you were in the above mentioned car, a seer could tell you where to go and the probability of hitting traffic.

    However, extending the example further, if the car decides to turn right after 3 blocks to have a clear path to the highway, it might find that the clear path (as it looked 1 minute ago) has been indeed blocked by an accident that just occurred. And that is the fun part: your future is not up to you alone and is directly affected by others in your path. Therefore, although inquiring minds want to know… “Don’t you mind about the future…Think about today instead!”

    Allen Vaysberg

    Allen Vaysberg is the founder of School of Human Potential and a successful entrepreneur who within the IT consulting industry built several multi-million dollar businesses. Although he was living the "American Dream", deep inside he knew something needed to change because even with all his successes, he still felt unfulfilled. Thus he began his transition away from IT. He discovered that in order to live a fulfilled life he needed to pursue his soul’s purpose. By taking charge of his destiny and following his dreams Allen finally found peace and felt complete. Today he inspires individuals to live their essence and assists them in re-calibrating their lives. He does so through many different mediums including his coaching practice “Recalibrate Your Life”. Allen is a Motivational Speaker, Syndicated Talk Show Host, Life Purpose Coach and Best Selling Author. His weekly radio program "School of Human Potential” brings guests ranging from Lisa Williams to Yakov Smirnoff and everyone in between.

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