Never let the future disturb you you

Never let the future disturb you.  You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.  ~Marcus Aurelius AntoninusMeditations

Why be saddled with this thing called

Why be saddled with this thing called life expectancy? Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic? Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard? No, on the contrary, I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Normal day let me be aware of

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.  Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.  One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.  ~Mary Jean Iron

Trust no future howeer pleasant let the

Trust no future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead past bury its dead!
Act, – act in the living Present!
Heart within and God o’erhead.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Psalm of LifeMCTO

Our past is like a footprint it

Our past is like a footprint. It only confirms we were there. No burden on our future does it bear. Bring the rain, clear the pane of clutter. ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comOur past is like a footprint. It only confirms we were there. No burden on r future does it bear. Bring the rain, clear the pane of clutter. Apr 24th 2009, twitter.com/JebDickerson/status/1607362478; uwp

Not the power to remember but its

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.  ~Sholem Asch, The Nazarene, 1939LCD

Could we see when and where are

Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.  ~Marie Louise De La Ramee

One of the most tragic things i

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.  ~Dale Carnegie

I need neither future nor past but

I need neither future nor past, but to learn to take today not too fast.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comI need neither future nor past, but 2 learn to take today not too fast. There’s sun & love & joy & new & the 1 who’s fit is a glove so true 7:32 AM May 3rd 2009 twitter.com/JebDickerson/status/1687023323

I tell you the past is a

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.  ~Carl Sandburg, "Prairie," Complete Poems, 1950MBT p34

Having spent the better part of my

Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace.  ~Author Unknown

Your heart will be shattered by sorrow

Your heart will be shattered by sorrow
If you force it to live
In tomorrow’s ephemeral imagination-world
Instead of in today’s eternal Reality-Now.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames

The past is never there when you

The past is never there when you try to go back.  It exists, but only in memory.  To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess.  ~Chris Cobbs

You can clutch the past so tightly

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.  ~Jan Glidewell in St. Petersburg Times

Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting

Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.  ~Jerome K. Jerome, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, 1889LCD

When i am anxious it is because

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. ~Author Unknown

The past is the textbook of tyrants

The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future the Bible of the Free.  Those who are solely governed by the Past stand like Lot’s wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and forever incapable of looking before.  ~Herman Melville, White JacketSH

I have realized that the past and

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.  ~Alan Watts