Dying without ever having lived

The Dalai Lama was once asked what surprised him most about humankind. He replied that it was man, because he sacrifices his health to make money, then sacrifices his money to get his health back. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
Henry David Thoreau said much the same. ‘You must live in the present… Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. [but] There is no other land.’
The secret of living, according to Jesus is to: ‘Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and not to get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.’

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