The future isn’t ours to know. But one thing is for sure, we’ll never know what the future holds until we know what the present holds.
What I mean is this: If we don’t attend to the present moment, we will be endlessly frustrated in our attempts to greet subsequent present moments (i.e. future moments).
Mindfulness is the umbrella term for the host of strategies that we can employ to help us become more aware of the present moment. Mindfulness offers us the possibility of experiencing the present moment in greater detail and with greater focus than we might otherwise be able. Through mindfulness we can experience the present moment more fully, see it more clearly, and savor it more joyfully. To the extent that we can sustain our mindful attention we can begin to be present for future moments as well.