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Daily Lift #254

Live Totally In The Present

Most of the thoughts that rob one of serenity have to do with being upset about the past and feeling anxious about the future. When you master the ability to live totally in the present and you are able to be calm about that present, you will have mastered serenity. One needs to plan ahead. This is one definition of a wise person. Do so serenely in the present.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book, Serenity, p.48)

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