Do not regret the past or fear the future

2016-06-08 06:00

THE past is gone. Do not spend time and energy brooding or worrying about it or fearing the future. Live in the present moment, This is where everything happens. There is no way of rewinding the clock to give ourselves the chance to do it all over again. Now is the only time we have to do what we want to do.

Yesterday is dead and buried. Tomorrow is unborn. Today is what we should live for and care about because today is here and now and that is all that matters. Tomorrow will be taken care of, if we live today as it would be lived.

Regretting or being sad over the past will not change our current circumstances. Mourning the past will only erase depression, not alter it.

The action we take in the present will determine our future. Nothing ever happens in the past. It all happens in the now. What we do in the now is crucial to our destiny. When the future comes it comes as the now. Recalling the past takes up a lot of our time and attention, affects our thoughts, and creates guilt, pride, resentment, anger, regret and self-pity. The crux of the whole thing is not to regret the past, focus on the now and build the prosperous future that we aspire to.

ASE Ameen Pietermaritzburg

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