My final quote in the Three Day Quote Challenge is another from Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha). It represents a goal I am constantly striving to achieve.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
This is one of the most difficult attributes for me to accomplish. Children are good at learning new things and have terrific memories as everything is new to them. They cannot go through the motions as we can when we reach adulthood and “senior” status.
I do not dwell in the past. There was nothing about it that was better than my life is today. I spend very little time dreaming of the future; though, I have a very long “bucket” list of things I’d like to do. Regardless, I have an impossible time keeping my mind on the moment at hand. I proceed through my days by rote. My routine rarely varies, and I find I often forget what I am doing or have done as I do it mindlessly. I am trying hard to remember to be “present” in whatever it is I am doing. I’m hoping that by keeping this quote in mind, I will be able to change this habit of living my life automatically without thought.
I was selected for this challenge by Annie from McGuffy’s Reader.
The rules of the challenge are simple. They are as follows:
1. Post for three consecutive days.
2. Choose and share one or three quotes each day.
3. Challenge three additional bloggers each day.
Today I am selecting:
- Debra from ManxMnews
- Mary from Spitty Speaks
- Hester from Katie Isabella
If this is something in which you would rather not participate, please don’t feel obligated.