Don't get stuck in the past,
Where you linger on and on in familiarity,
And replay old memories over and over again.
Don't overindulge in the future,
Where you daydream about leading a grand life endlessly,
And imagine the sweetest days you could ever live.
Don't neglect your present,
Where true life begins to unfold and pass you by silently,
And you wonder about missed opportunities and lost moments.
To avoid the state of merely existing, be aware of your present,
And you might notice that you are part of a grander scheme
where the past is long gone and the future has yet to come,
And that your present is the most precious moment you could ever feel.
Your past and your future both lie in your present,
Where your present wields the power to influence and change the way
you think about your past either with gratitude or with regret,
And shape your future to either a success or a failure.
Live totally in the present,
Enjoying each and every moment,
Where it is all happening,
Where it truly matters.