People walk around sad because they don’t know what to do with their future. You have this minute right now. What are you doing with it? …If you are filled with joy for one minute, then you will know what to do with the next minute also. We are given this minute, not tomorrow. Sadness is very much concerned with what I don’t have, and I really don’t have tomorrow yet. The Truth is, I am always standing before nothingness, because I am nonexistent yet for the next minute. I’m not here yet. Time isn’t there. The world isn’t there. The world is here…right now!
R. Shlomo Arlebach
O God, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
From time to time during the day remind yourself to try to live in the present moment. Cherish the time you have been given.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.
The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.
Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.
Catherynne M. Valente
Your life requires your mindful presence in order to live it. Be here now.
Instead of bracing yourself for the perils of the unknown, embrace the joy that is here, in your present moment.
Michelle Cruz Rosado
What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.”