Living in the present moment can be challenging for many of us and the interesting thing is that not too many people understand that:
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~Buddha
Today I want to share with you a beautiful story about the power of the present moment and why is it so important to train our minds to stay focused on TODAY, on the NOW.
YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW
“There are two days in every week about which we should not worry.
Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains.
YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY.
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a single word we said. YESTERDAY is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW.
With its possible adversities, Its burdens,
Its large promise and poor performance.
TOMORROW is also beyond our immediate control.
TOMORROW‘s Sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW, for it is yet unborn.
This just leaves only one day . . . TODAY.
Any person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities –
YESTERDAY and TOMORROW that we break down.
It is not the experience of TODAY that drives people mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY.
and the dread of what TOMORROW may bring.
Let us therefore LIVE BUT ONE DAY AT A TIME.” ~ Author Unknown