06 February 2010

Daily Quote for Feb. 6, 2010

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

I think this is a most excellent quote, full of truth. Each new day brings new opportunity. All we have is now, and we should make the most of it.

As part of my effort to live a more mindful life, I've been trying to focus on the "now" by paying attention to the moment. It's not always easy, for my mind likes to wander all over the place. I'll be washing the dishes when I start thinking about what kind of shift I might have at work, or I will be working on a writing piece and my brain will meander over to the concert I attended last week.

Of course, I can't know what might happen at work, and what happened last week is of little consequence to what's going on now. Worrying about the future is a gamble at best, and beating yourself up over the past is a useless exercise. You have to be here now.

In short, yesterday is gone.
It's a new day. Embrace the moment in which you are living right now, and make the most of it. You'll be happy you did.

1 comment:

Walt said...

A quote that sticks with me is "Nothing is as it appears, nor is it otherwise." Sensei Oqui. I've found this to help me stop analyzing things or judging. Because, regardless of what I think is going on, I've probably got it wrong. So as you said earlier, just live in the now.