Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and now,
rest in stability and freedom.
We must be diligent today.
To wait till tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly.
Adapted from Thich Nhat Hanh’s translation of the Discourse on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone