The power of today

The famous Indian poet Saint Kabir said – “Kaal kare so aaj kar, aaj kare so ab…… This first line of his famous doha (couplet) has a sea of meaning in it and has always been my guiding star. Not only does it give the forthright message of not postponing things but also points to the more profound thought of the power of today. The person who is able to come to terms with it is always at peace. The past and future both are important, but  the ultimate truth is today. The past is the foundation and future aspiration, today is the playing field. What we do today is because of our past and what happens in the future will be based on what we do today. So it is ‘today’ that is the bridge…..the essence. We should aim for a day that is well spent – a worthwhile ‘today’ and everything else will  fall in place. This does not mean that there should be no planning – we are actually laying the foundation stone for the future by what we do today. We should think and plan and constantly improve – all of it today! Each day is a blessing and it is up to us to understand and realize its importance and power. If we take care of this blessing well it will give us the satisfaction and strength to carry on. Our endeavor should be to make the best of today so that we can justify the past and pave the future.


4 thoughts on “The power of today

  1. Absolutely wonderful reminder!- All of us need this dose every now and then to be on track.
    Excellent piece of writing!:)
    Thank You!

  2. Hi Shipra,

    I enjoy reading your writings-good job!

    How are you all doing? Send me your phone # by email. I will call you sometime. I am enjoying my summer vacation.


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