Look to this Day

Earlier this week I posted this ancient Sanskrit poem to Facebook. I have used it on many occasions in my yoga classes as a reading. It reminds me of the importance of staying present. And mindful. Each and every day...

That is not to say this is an easy task. But it is one I strive for.

Yes, today, and every day - look to this day and the many gifts it brings you. Strive to see the extraordinary enshrouded in the ordinary. And the sacredness in the mundane. Blessings are truly everywhere!

"Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.

In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendor 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...."

~ ancient Sanskrit poem ~


Lindsey H. said…
Pretty poem. I like the line "the very life of life." Even though it's just another way of saying "live in the now" and "live for today", it kind of captures the definition of what the present and "the now" is.
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thanks for sharing Lindsey! Blessings!

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