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“Don’t let a Monday ruin your Sunday.”

I’ve been seeing this quote float around on the web for quite sometime now. Unfortunately, I do not know who the author is, but whoever he/she is, has provided us with an interesting way of saying, “carpe diem” (seize the day). To paraphrase the quote; do not let the thought of the future ruin the present moment. If we linger on thoughts of the future, good or bad, we cannot truly experience the present. This is one of the key teachings in Buddhism. The teachings describe the importance of the present moment. The only forces affecting one, are forces that exist now. The awareness of that, is key to true happiness. We must understand that the past is already decided, and the future is always uncertain. The only thing we have control of is our present actions. Without this, we cannot truly live.

-Binh

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ST
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 19:35:30

    Beautiful Binh. It seems as though you’ve been paying attention in class and really absorbing the Teachings. 🙂

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  2. Jack
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 10:25:04

    Thanks, Binh, for sharing this! A great reminder of how simple but hard it is to be present! -Jack

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  3. young wisdom project
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 17:18:30

    This just made my Monday! =)

    Reply

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