We have often heard people say “I just live for today-1 take each day as it comes.” It is very well said but not so easily executed. By the time a person reaches the age of understanding he already has a past behind him and desires dreams and insecurities of and for the future before him. He then keeps oscillating between the three stages of life giving least attention to his “today”.
What is very simple to understand sometimes takes a lifetime to sink in. The past is behind us and we cannot change it. Similarly, the future is not in our hands. We can plan to a certain extent but what is destined to happen will happen because not all things can be foreseen. As the popular Doris Day song goes “Que Sera Sera… Whatever will be, will be….” It is not to say that we give up working as our destinies arc decided -it only means that we arc to work hard and put in our bit in the right direction, without fear of the result. This is the essence of the Bhagavad Gita as well. The only logical conclusion then is that we only have control over our today”. It is up to us to live it to the fullest and not let today become a yesterday that we regret.
I read a beautiful quote that said “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift and that is why it is called The Present.”