Today, this day is all you have

Here is Robin S. Sharma's seventh and final virtue of enlightened living as introduced in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

The Symbol
The Path of Diamonds: a symbol of the path you are currently walking, one which is full of priceless treasures

The Virtue
Embrace the present

The Wisdom
  • Live in the "now"; savour the gift of the present
  • Never sacrifice happiness for achievement
  • Savour the journey and live each day as your last

The Techniques

  • Live your children's childhood
  • Practise the art of gratitude
  • Grow your destiny by savouring the "now" and following your dreams

Some Good Quotes

"The past is water under the bridge and the future is a distant sun on the horizon of your imagination. The most important moment is now."

"Being engaged in a pursuit that truly challenges you is the surest route to personal satisfaction."
"Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Live for today, there will never be another one quite like it."

"Happiness... is also a choice that you make. You can marvel at the diamonds along the way or you can keep running through all your days, chasing that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that ultimately reveals itself to be empty."

"Stop spending so much time chasing life's big pleasures while you neglect the little ones. Slow things down. Enjoy the beauty and sacredness of all that is around you."

"Never put off happiness for the sake of achievement. Never put off the things that are important for your well-being and satisfaction to a later time. Today is the day to live fully... Today is the day to enjoy the fruits of your efforts. Today is the day to live from your imagination and harvest your dreams."

"Live your children's childhood... Take the time to watch them grow and flourish."

"Life doesn't always give you what you ask for, but it always gives you what you need."

"When you savour 'the now', you kindle the fire of life that allows you to grow your destiny... We all have something that we are meant to do. Once you are connected to this mission, ...all your desires will be fulfilled effortlessly... Simply follow the path of your dreams, in full expectation of the bounty that is certain to flow. This will bring you to your divine destination. This is... growing your destiny."

"Revive your spirit and start tending to your soul. This is the way to Nirvana."

"Meditate on what your true calling is, and how you can give yourself to others."

"Everyone on this planet is a wonder of this world. Every one of us is a hero in some way or another. Every one of us has the potential for extraordinary achievement, hapiness and lasting fulfillment. All it takes are small steps in the direction of our dreams. Tiny, incremental changes and improvements... will create positive habits. Positive habits will create results. And results will inspire you towards greater personal change."

"Starting today, learn more, laugh more and do what you truly love to do. Do not be denied by your destiny."

Key Words
now, present, gratitude, Nirvana

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