Once two villagers were sitting under a tree and watching the sunset. They were very close friends. After sitting quietly for some time, one asked the other, “What are you thinking?”
“I am planning to buy five acres of land, a garden.” The other friend immediately said, “Don’t buy the garden!”
The first one was surprised. He asked “why”? The second one replied, “I am planning to buy a buffalo. Then, my buffalo will enter your garden and we will fight, have misunderstandings and lose our friendship. I do not want to lose our friendship.”
The first one said, “Then, you cancel your plan of buying a buffalo. I am going to buy my garden.” The second one said, “No, no, no. I have already decided to buy a buffalo.” The first one said, “How will your buffalo enter my garden? I will fence it thoroughly.”
The second one said, “No, you see it can just enter; a buffalo is a buffalo. Who can stop it? It can do anything.”
They started fighting. The fight went to such an extent that they broke their limbs! Neither has bought buffalo nor any land.
Nothing has happened. Just the mind’s race and both of them broke their limbs over it!
Our fears are also like that. The future has not yet come. But you just sit there and think, “Oh! What will happen? This will happen. That will happen.”
Many times our minds are filled with anxiety about the future! In this run, the mind gets into such a mess.
Don’t be over-anxious about the future.