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"There are two days in each week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept from fear and apprehension. One of those days in yesterday with its mistakes, its cares, its faults, its blunders, its aches and its pains. Yesterday is passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word said, for yesterday is gone. The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow with its possible burdens, its large problems, or its poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow sun will rise, either in splendor or behind clouds, but it will rise nonetheless. And until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow. Tomorrow is yet unborn. This leaves only one day and that's today. Any man can fight the battle of just one day. It's only when we carry the burdens and the awful eternities of yesterday and tomorrow that we break down. It's not the experience of today that drive men mad. It's the remorse and the bitterness of somehing yesterday or the dread of what mororrow may bring. Let us, therefore, live one day at a time. unknown.

-- one day at a time (, July 10, 2000


No truer words can be said.

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), July 11, 2000.

I AM. unknown.

I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly my Lord was speaking to me, "My name is I AM." He paused, and I waited. He continued, "When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard; I am not there. My name is not 'I was.' When you live in the future with its problems and fears, it is hard; I am not there. My name is not 'I will be.' But when you learn to live in this moment, then life in not hard. I AM here. My name is I AM."

-- enduring (, July 11, 2000.


I can't quite agree with you. I think there is important truth here but I also think it is oversimplified. Yes, it is futile to agonize over what has already happened or over what is yet to come. But who we are today, what we are today is the sum total of every moment of our yesterdays. The mathematical analogy is integation. Time element by time element we sum to what we are now. To forget yesterday is to live in permanent amnesia.

Likewise, to ignore the possibilities of tomorrow is to drift aimlessly. Sure we should not worry over the unknowable but we can extrapolate one day to another. To not make plans guarantees a squandered life.

-- Lars (, July 11, 2000.

Nice Lars =)

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 11, 2000.

LARS, the book-of JAMES ,states-do-not boast of to-morrow [no=guarantee]but in ALL-thing,s & plans-SAY ''only if GOD BE WILLING!!---THE FOOL-SAY,S i will-DO SUCH & SUCH!denying-the- soverignity-of=GOD!![man-proposes-GOD--disposes]feel your=pulse,hare your heartbeat!WHO gives & takes-life!!KNOW-THY-MAKER...

-- al-d. (, July 11, 2000.

SPL.-CHECK=hear your -heartbeat!!we are ALL 1 heartbeat-from=heaven- or-hell!!the pride of man,is a-snare!the fool-consider,s-not-his-end!!

-- al-d. (, July 11, 2000.

Sleep is useful.

-- tomarrow (, July 11, 2000.

If I may,

We have 3 different days,Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow.

If you simplify it totally,we all would wake up oblivious of yesterday and ignorant about tomorrow,exsisting soley on the basis of today with no past and no future,this is neither desireable nor logical.There HAS to be a beginning,a middle and an ending or there is not anything,such is the way of the universe.

The optimal resolution to this quandry is to take from yesterday all that is good and leave behind all that is bad,carry the good into today,hang onto it tightly while trying not to let the negative hang on to you as you try to make into tomorrow.

There is a happy medium between "over simplification" and "over philosophising",neither are practical.

Just MHO : )

-- capnfun (, July 11, 2000.

AND-WHO, is in control,-of ALL to-morrow,s??

-- al-d. (, July 11, 2000.


You the man!!

Your a Man!

This was fun....more fun than I had for a for a long time...

You guys stab each other alot...

and bleed...

Fighters don't talk about flesh wounds.

And they don't hide.

OUT. Hideout!

Time to go to bed lurker!! OK good idea! We are so smart! Goodnite all !

Oh my I am talking to myself!!! Bad! Bad! person!

Nite Gracie!

-- sleepie (, July 11, 2000.


Does God expect us to take any responsibilty? Do you believe that we should just let anything happen and then say it is the Will of God? If so, then God is directly responsible for some very horrible things.

-- Lars (, July 11, 2000.

yes LARS, we have our reponsibilities!and GODS WILLING[with his help] we may go forward! ever read the parable of the rich[foolish-farmer] who made his plan,s-diregarding=GOD!that-night-the death angel-came for him!!-in-spite of all man,s-so-called independance? look at how many rich & famous-are cut down,in THERE-GLORY!! [man-proposes--GOD--DISPOSES]know[study]-THY-MAKER!! 'now-comes-satan,s -child]-mocking! snared by the word,s of own-mouth!-come-on-ON-flamer.

-- al-d. (, July 11, 2000.


Do you think God is human?

-- god (, July 11, 2000.

CapnFun comes closest to what I truly believe. As far as the future, it is important to plan plans but not plan the results. Planning results can lead to expectation, which unfulfilled becomes resentment. Living with resentment is a poison. That is why the past needs to be left in the past-anger and resentment are products of the past. One should not forget the past completely, BUT bringing the past to every perception of the present will lead to seeing a more grossly filtered world. What I aim for is to exist totally in the present, where I can see things as they are intrinsically, and not some filtered version from what I believe the world was yesterday, or what it may be tomorrow.

This is contrary to the vast majority, I know this. While I see value in retrospection and plans, I make sure these two elements do not overwhelm my experience today. Did anyone see the last Star Trek movie?

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), July 11, 2000.

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