“You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”

 – Master Oogway

We grieve over the stubbornly constant past with reverted eye, stand high on the tiptoe to foresee the shadowy and illusionary future. We consciously or unconsciously, deny the core principles of being at peace – living the graceful and sparkling PRESENT. Soon the present becomes past upon which we stay wedged.

Dejected Panda, after being insulted by Furious Five for dreaming of learning Kung Fu, reached under the peach tree all alone. In the mean time when panda felt afraid of Oogway’s wrong choice as he wasn’t meant to be a Dragon Warrior, Oogway arrived and tried to lighten his despondent heart with the above mentioned old wise proverb. Here Oogway grabs our attention on the most significant fact of life – live your life for today, there is no past or present. Past you have already lived and future hasn’t arrive yet, then why not to live in this very moment, which is at our hand?

“Yesterday is History, tomorrow is mystery, but today is gift that is why its called present”

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