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Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
-- Kahlil Gibran


Monday, December 10, 2001

Past and future

What if the past existed only in your memory, and you could do with it whatever you wanted to do? It would only be able to hold you back if you allowed it to do so. And what if the future existed only in your imagination? You could do with it whatever you wanted to do. You wouldn’t have to fear anything in the future. You wouldn’t have to worry about anything or be apprehensive about anything in that future.

Guess what? That’s exactly the way it is. The past does exist solely in your memory and the future exists only in your imagination. You can take from the past precisely what you decide to take. And you can put into the future only what you decide to put there.

The past and the future are in your mind and under your control. And also under your control is what you do right now. So take the best from your past and make use of it right now. You’ve already moved away from every disappointment you’ve ever experienced. Keep moving positively ahead. Imagine a bright and positive future because it’s yours to imagine in any way you wish. And use right now to start making it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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