This is an ancient Sanskrit poem …the wisdom echoes down over the centuries…..
A Life Well Lived
Look well to this day
For it is life
The very best of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and truths of existence,
The joy of growth, the splendour of action,
The glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory.
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day.
I love these words of Sonia Choquette, in her book, “Grace, Gratitude and Gifts,” a book one of my dearest soul friends bought me last year knowing it would call me to read it when the time was right.
“…..help me look upon my life experiences with neutrality and appreciation for all the great learning experiences my soul has had. Grace me with the ability to remove all harmful negative filters of judgement, shame, regret, and guilty that I project onto my soul experiences, preventing me from deriving the genuine value each one has brought into my life, and please instead inspire me to review my past with the interest and objectivity of a co-creator student who is here to learn all that is possible from each life experience and condition to grow my soul…..
Grace me with deep understanding in my heart and Spirit that all unfolds in your supreme perfection and that in Divine eyes there are no victims, only students of life, having experiences.”