It’s been a while since I posted my last article in the category Life In Words and thus, I’m happy to share a very powerful reading my American host dad Ed Anders emailed me this afternoon.
He heard the reading during Shavasana (relaxation) in one of his yoga classes and passed it along. Thank you so much for sharing this Ed!
One Day at a Time
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday. Let it go.
We cannot undo a single act we performed, we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone forever.
The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promises and its possible poor performance; Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow‘s sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow, for it is yet to be born.
This leaves only one day. Today. Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is when you and I add the burdens of Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad, it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Therefore, we must live one day at a time.
Always happy travels!