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
Source: And I present to you. Myself!
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.
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.
We should have no regrets. We should never look back. The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it.