I first heard the phrase "Future Surfing" at an Al-Anon meeting about a year ago, and since then I have often used it to guide my thinking back to the present moment. When I am faced with a difficult life situation, I sometimes allow my thoughts to tumble forward and imagine painful future scenarios, resulting in anxiety and dread. What if he leaves me? What if she doesn't like what I have to tell her? What if he starts drinking again? The reality of course is that I cannot control any of these outcomes. Instead of "Future Surfing" I can focus on the present, look within and choose behaviour that is based on being true to myself today. As we hear so often, all we ever have is today.