There’s no better time than the here and now to give your mind a little extra boost.
What do I mean when I say this?
It seems to me that there are so many people in this world who silently starve themselves of the peace and tranquility which are awaiting them in every moment of their lives.
Many of them seem convinced that peace and tranquility can only be experienced once a group of life’s complex jig-saw pieces fall into place.
What follows is a Sanskrit poem written by Kalidasa, who was an Indian playwright and poet active during the 4th and 5th Century AD.
The poem inspires me to make the most of each day, and I hope it will do the same for you.
So without further ado…
Look to this day,
for it is life, the very breath of life.
In its brief course lie
all the realities of your existence;
the bliss of growth,
the glory of action,
the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is only a dream,
and tomorrow is but a vision.
But today, well lived,
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow
a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
This poem should remind everyone that the past and the future dwell only in our minds, when in fact everything we ever experience happens in the moment – in the here and now. .
My old friend Simon once advised me:
“Always live in the moment. Don’t let memories of the past or dreams of the future spoil the peace you find in the here and now.”
I wrote that down on a sticky note, and placed it somewhere in the back of my mind.
“Look well, therefore, to this day...”
Peace and Tranquility
Author: Michael W
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