THIS IS IT!

This is it was a course I ran briefly in 2002. It was designed as a two hour course to change your life! It focused on 'Being Present'. It worked well, but I only ran it three times. Here are some saying that give a flavour of what it was about.

Yesterday is History. Tomorrow is a Mystery. And today? Today is a gift. Thats why we call it the Present. Babatunde Olatunji

There is no greater sin than desire, No greater curse than discontent, No greater misfortune than wanting something for oneself. Therefore he who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Tao Te Ching

I never think of the future, it comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

The ability to be in the moment is a major component of mental wellness. Abraham Maslow

Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes lies Peace. Anon

There is no distance on earth as far away as yesterday. Robert Nathan

Happiness is wanting what you have. Anon

We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. Fulton Oursler

Dont let yesterday use up too much of today. Cherokee Indian Proverb

When one door closes another door opens: but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. Alexander Graham Bell

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today. Brendan Francis

If a man examine carefully his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. His well-being is always ahead. Emerson 1827

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. Jan Glidewell

I have realised that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. Alan Watts

The past is a good place to visit but I dont want to live there. Anon

Tomorrow is no place to place your better days. Dave Matthews

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. Montaigne

We can easily manage is we only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterdays burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. John Newton

Forever is composed of Nows. Emily Dickinson

The difference between missing out on life and living in the moment is as little as one letter in the alphabet! Pretence takes the place of Presence. Laurie Phillips

The future is always beginning now. Mark Strand

I have memories but only a fool stores his past in his future. David Gerrold

Life lived for tomorrow will always be a day away from being realised. Leo Buscaglia

If you are talking about what you did yesterday, you havent done much today. Anon

We are always getting ready to live but never living. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber

Nothing is worth more than this day. Goethe

Want what you get. Werner Erhard

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn round to find the future has run out on us. Michael Cibenko

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. Anon

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie

I got the blues thinking about the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. Its amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor. D.H. Lawrence.

If you worry about what might be, and wonder about what might have been, you will ignore what is. Anon

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains your neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. Edna Ferber

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. Margaret Bonnano

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. Oscar Wilde

Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do. Jean de la Bruyere

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. Henry David Thoreau

Ah, fill the cup:--what boots it to repeat

How Time is slipping underneath our Feet:

Unborn To-morrow, and dead Yesterday,

Why fret about them if To-day be sweet! Omar Khayyam

There is no future, There is no past, I live this moment as my last. Rent

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

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