Forecast

: to calculate or predict (some future event or condition) usually as a result of study and analysis
: to predict (weather conditions) on the basis of correlated meteorological observations
: to indicate as likely to occur

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Forecast (v.): late 14th century, “to scheme,” from fore– “before” + casten in the sense of “contrive, plan, prepare” (related to cast (v.) “to perceive, notice” is from the late 14th century). Meaning “to predict events” first attested in late 15th century.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.”

John Naisbitt (b. 1929, American author and public speaker in the area of future studies; best known for writing the international bestseller, Megatrends.)

Bio Source:

www.naisbitt.com/about-us/

“Weather forecast for tonight: dark.”

George Carlin (1937-2008, b. George Denis Patrick Carlin, American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, and author, who was noted for his black comedy)

Bio Source:

georgecarlin.com/biography/

“I think most people think that a spiritual path or growing spiritually means that all of a sudden you’ll be able to forecast the six lotto numbers and all your bills will be paid.”

Iyanla Vanzant (b. 1953, spiritual teacher, lawyer, life coach, author, teacher, and television personality)

Bio Source:

www.iyanla.com/about/

“The key to making a good forecast is not limiting yourself to quantitative information.”

Nate Silver (b. 1978, American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball and election; currently the editor-in-chief of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight blog and a special correspondent for ABC News.)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Silver

“Whenever I see a forecast written out to two decimal places, I cannot help but wonder if there is a misunderstanding of the limitations of the data, and an illusion of precision.”

Barry Ritholtz (b. 1961, American author, newspaper columnist, blogger, equities analyst, CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and guest commentator for Bloomberg Television)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Ritholtz

“Most American writers don’t get asked their opinion on current affairs, whereas in Europe and England, we still do. There are writers here who are the most sophisticated commentators, but they’re not asked. Like Don DeLillo, who sort of forecast most of the modern world before it happened.”

Salman Rushdi (b. 1947, British Indian novelist and essayist; best known for his second novel, Midnight’s Children, which won the Booker Prize in 1981.)

Bio Source:

www.salmanrushdie.com/salman-rushdie-the-author/

“I’ll admit that I’m not quite certain how to sum up an entire year in music anymore; not when music has become so temporal, so specific and personal, as if we each have our own weather system and what we listen to is our individual forecast.”

Carrie Brownstein (b. 1974, American musician, writer, actress, and comedian; former member of the band Excuse 17 before forming the punk-indie trio Sleater-Kinney)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Brownstein

Meditation

“The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.”

— John Naisbitt

 

The present moments not only gives us possible forecasts about the future, but it is also facilitates healing of our past lives.

When we dwell in the now we are able to look ourselves in the mirror and seek the truth of our own experiences.  We begin to understand and know ourselves and strive to foster genuine connections and relationships.

When we are present, grounded, and centered in our bodies we are able to look at life, not from self-centered and fear-based perspectives, but from multi-verse viewpoints.  We become proactive, allowing, and anticipating genuine response and actions we or others can take.   We can then begin to develop empathy and compassion for ourselves and for all of creation.

But, if we interject our past hurts and forecast our intentions for the future of what is right or wrong then we block the lessons and our best possible outcomes to unfold.   In short, we paint ourselves in a corner of diluted limitations.

However, at the other end of the spectrum, if we allow for miracles and blessings to present themselves, we open up to a universe of infinite wisdom and possibilities.

Be well, my friends, and stay the course.

Much Love, Tonya

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