mindful living

While traditional Christianity criticizes New Age thought, commonality can be found.

Take for example phrases such as, “mindful living,” “in the present moment,” “centered in the here and now.” The gist is, don’t be distracted by worries about the past or future.

Jesus teaches the same, telling his followers:
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”  “Today has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

I find it difficult for humans, me in particular, to live fully each day, especially when it includes: not knowing the future, knowing tomorrow will be difficult, knowing you will make mistakes, letting the past go, etc.

And, not to forget, we are living in this world, bound by time and space, plans and schedules are still necessary. The point, as I see it, is not to stew over what’s coming.

Now it must be said, there are distinctions between these two schools of thought ……….
A Small Book for the Anxious Heart: Meditations on Fear, Worry, and Trust (Edward Welch, 2019)
The Logic of God: 52 Christian Essentials for the Heart and Mind  (Ravi Zacharias, 2019)

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