Question: We are told not to live in the past or the future, but to live in the moment. Can you comment on this?
Answer: This is not right. Every true achievement is in the domain of the future. It is a challenge for others to be in the future. Every achievement leads you to the future. For example, a man becomes a great statesman who bring peace, prosperity, and joy to the world. Such a man is your future. He is showing you how you must live to be a future vision. Every achievement, every true development and unfoldment takes you to the future.
A little bud of the rose slowly opens and unfolds. Then the perfume comes out. This is the evolution of the future. This is what we are going to be. We must not be like elephants and put our noses into the mire of the present. Instead, we must look to the future and develop ourselves. The whole subject of Other Worlds challenges us to look at the future.
Passage to Higher Worlds, p.281