Sunday, April 1

guiding thoughts

image by bart pogoda
look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.
in its brief course lie
all the realities and truths of existence:
the bliss of growth,
the splendor of action,
the glory of power.
for yesterday is but a dream
and tomorrow is only a vision,
but today, well lived,
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
look well, therefore, to this day.
[ancient sanskrit poem]
as i was cleaning out my closet yesterday [long overdue spring purging], i came across an old crumpled paper in my book bag from graduate school. scribbled in blue ink was this poem. i have absolutely no recollection of writing it down, but, the words are powerful. and i am sure they struck me four years ago the way they do today. 
this day. this twenty-four hours of time is ours. i seem to take each minute for granted and most of the time feel as though these days are wasted on my self-pity and negative outlook. and how sad! these are ours to use - to fill - to love - to enjoy. may you, therefore, look well to this day. 
happy april!

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