More and more information in both the scientific (read quantum physics and astrophysics here) and the metaphysical disciplines suggest that we somehow participate in creating our reality by just thinking about it or how we communicate our emotions. For example, physicists looking at quantum experiments have very well documented that the mere act of observing the experiment has a direct effect on the observed result.
In the highest levels of practiced yoga or meditation, the adept can alter the physical reality around them by control of energy flows. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Yogas_of_Naropa. Also check out John Chang on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aos0hnwiHt8. So there is something to the energy that is a part of everything including us and it is the stuff of universal reality.
So in fact, are we living in a hologram of energy and it is us that creates the now and determines the future. It seems more and more to be the case. If we assume for the moment that is case, then our future needs only to be determined by us today. When I look around I am overwhelmed by the aggressive, disconnected way we relate to one another, in our families and with the rest of the world. The greed, the wars, the enslavement of others by the powerful. Let us all take a moment each day to visual a world of peace, a world of caring for each other, a world where we gently nurture our youth, and kindly care for those less fortunate or infirmed by disease or old age. Just a minute each day to think in this way. Hey it may not help, but it certainly can’t hurt either.