We do not get what we could from what is in “the now” if we are always thinking of something else, such as the past or the future. It is wanting the ego to control to want to plan everything even to the last moment of life. Since my mother had dementia around 85 years old, if I live in the future instead of the present I have more fear of dementia!
I am like Peter walking on the water toward Jesus, but then sinking periodically as I take my eyes off Him.
Some of my talents and problems come from my Jewish side but the solutions come from the Christian side. I am a wisdom figure. That is where my gifts lie.
One of the therapist’s sayings is: “Humor is the oil for the engine of success, for the friction of stress and for the wear and tear of ego.”