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“Look to this day, for it is life, the very breath of life. In its brief course lie all the realities of your existence; the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty. For yesterday is only a dream, and tomorrow is but 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.”

Knowing that the historical Buddha was born and raised in India, I’m becoming interested in the roots of his teachings inside Hindu texts and practices. The quote above (source unknown) remind us that the past is history, the future a mystery, and only thing real is this moment, this day. image: Aum or Om, written here in Devanagari, is a sacred syllable in the Indian religions meaning “to sound out loudly.”

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  1. Hello Peter!
    Thank you for these beautiful words, I am reading these last few posts from Prince Rupert, looking out at the ocean. Yesterday we traveled by ferry from Port Hardy, and for 12 hours passed nothing but islands covered in trees – so many trees! We live in such a beautiful world, and I am learning about presence, and the gift of constant motion. I wish you abundance and laughter Peter, if you want to follow our journey it’s cyclefortheseas.blogspot.com.
    Hannah

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