“Too many people live too much in the past. The past must be a springboard, not a sofa.”
~ Harold MacMillan
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu
Born: February 25, 1943 – Died: November 29, 2001 (aged 58)
Thomas S. Monson
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
The distinction between the past,
present and future is only a
stubbornly persistent illusion.
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn
for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate
the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The key to the future of the world is finding the
optimistic stories and letting them be known.
— Pete Seeger
But opinions, judgements, memories, dreaming about the future–ninety percent of the thoughts spinning around in our heads have no essential reality. — Charlotte J. Beck
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Zen lives in the present. The whole teaching is: how to be in the present; how to get out of the past which is no more and how not to get involved in the future which is not yet, and just to be rooted, centered, in that which is.
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
– Oscar Wilde
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
– The Buddha
The present moment is so narrow that there is no space to think about. You can be,
but thoughts cannot be. How can you think? If you think, it means it is already
past, the moment has gone. Or you can think if it has not come yet, it is in the
-Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)
We should have no regrets. We should never look back. The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it.