How often have I said, “I’m prepared for the worst.” In some ways this mentality has been part of my life’s training. As a lawyer and then as a risk management consultant, I was paid to point out the “worst possible case.”
Yet a greater teacher counseled us to “to take no anxious thought for the morrow.” He counseled to focus our highest power on today, and to know we always have spiritual reserves for all contingencies of life. I certainly can attest to that latter truism.
Life is something of the present moment, and it is a serious loss of power, as well as happiness, to do everything with a view to being “prepared for the worst,” upon which many take pride.