Being mindful of the moment

thinking-e1398302284430I just came across this poem at the back of my desk drawer when I was having a tidy up today and would like to share it. It certainly underlines the importance of being mindful of the moment.

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 if lived well makes
every yesterday a memory of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well therefore to this day.
(Ancient Sanskrit Poem)