Fresh & new


Every moment we live in is new and refreshing. We can not experience the same moment again. If we put a hand in a river, we can not feel the same water all the time. The moment I speak one word, I can not experience the same moment even after uttering a same word again. Change occurs at every moment. It is not the same moment I live in. So it is said, “Only one thing is constant, it is change.”

An awesome Subhashit in Sanskrit...

पुनः प्रभातं पुनरेव शर्वरी
पुनः शशांकः पुनरुद्यते रविः ।
कालस्य किं गच्छति याति यौवनं 
तथापि लोकः कथितं न बुध्यते ॥

फिर से प्रभात, फिर से रात्रि, फिर से चंद्र, और फिर से सूरज का उगना ! काल का क्या जाता है ? कुछ नहीं; यह तो यौवन जाता है, (पर) लोग कहाँ समज़ते हैं ?

Again a morning and again a night, again a moon and again a sun. Nothing passes but the youth. In spite of all, people do not realize.

But what we do is, whenever we listen, see or experience something, we correlate it with past or future. Do we really live in now ? We live either in past or in future. We exist in now but don't live in it. Now is the moment which is fresh and new. Can we feel it ? Being in the now is most important. It is wise to realize that the all power we have is in the "Now".

Many times we repent on the past or worry about the future. We fail to understand that our repentance or anxiety is not going to make any difference. Even it spoils our present. If I have distressed feeling about my past or anxious feeling about future, it makes me uncomfortable in present moment.

Either we muddle in past or puzzle in future. Muddling or puzzling creates only upset in mind. Disquiet can not let us enjoy life. When we bring our attention in the present moment with positive attitude, life starts.   

Let us create peace with the past and hope for the future by positive action in present. So let us be wise enough to live now, enjoy now, cherish now and celebrate now.

Let us affirm self, "I am happy right here and right now as I know that the power is neither in the past nor in the future but it's in the present moment. It's right now."

Here are few pearls of present. Let us start from Sanskrit Subhashit…

गते शोको न कर्तव्यो भविष्यं नैव चिन्तयेत् ।
वर्तमानेन  कालेन वर्तयन्ति विचक्षणाः॥

बीते हुए समय का शोक नहीं करना चाहिए और भविष्य के लिए परेशान नहीं होना चाहिए, बुद्धिमान तो वर्तमान में ही कार्य करते हैं ॥

One should not mourn over the past and should not remain worried about the future. The wise operate in present.

"What seeds we plant now, we will harvest in future. So be careful for planting good."
~ Author Unknown

“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.”
~ Walt Whitman

"Start living now, every moment, every breath, is a gift."
~ Author Unknown

"If not now, when ?"
~ Author Unknown

"It's now or never."    
~ Author Unknown

"Forever is composed of nows."
~ Emily Dickinson

"Now is the best time to start becoming the person we want to be."
~ Author Unknown

"Do it now. Sometimes later becomes never."
~ Author Unknown

“Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day’s work absorb all your interest, energy, and enthusiasm. The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.”
~ Author Unknown

“The greatest gift… is the realization that life does not consist either of wallowing in the past or of peering anxiously at the future; and it is appalling to contemplate the great number of often painful steps by which one arrives at a truth so old, so obvious, and so frequently expressed. It is good for one to appreciate that life is now. Whatever it offers, little or much, life is now - this day - this hour.”
~ Charles Macomb Flandrau

Surrender to what is.
Let go of what was.
Have faith in what will be.
~ Sonia Ricotti

Accept your past without regret,
Handle your present with confidence,
And face your future without fear.
~ Abdul Kalam

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is mystery,
today is a gift of God,
which is why we call it the present.
~ Author Unknown

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely.
~ Lord Buddha

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

Do not look back and grieve over the past;
for it is gone,
Do not be troubled about the future;
for it has not yet come,
Live in the present and make it so beautiful;
That will be worth remembering.
~ Author Unknown

Hours come and hours go
Waits not for friend or foe.
Nor it gets for a while slow,
To give us joy and then flow.
Nor it with the wind blow
At times fast, at times slow,
What is the fact, we do not know
That hours come and hours go.
~ Author Unknown

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

~ Kalidasa 


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