Friday, July 03, 2009

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, today, tomorrow, a ladder we climb each day.
As your foot leaves the yesterday rung, it dissolves into mist. As your foot lands on today, it solidifies under you. As you reach for tomorrow, today becomes yesterday, disappearing into the mist just as tomorrow becomes today, revealing another rung just up from the one on which you are standing. Thus, you have only the platform of today on which to stand.
All the yesterdays have gone to form the platform of your life as it is today. The wisdom you have gained is now needed to balance that platform, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual pillars. You take what you need from your past experiences and the wisdom you have gained and use it to adjust those pillars in order to provide a level platform on which to stand. This is a never ending adjustment process because life is not static. As each today becomes yesterday, we gain a little more understanding to guide us in the delicate process. Yesterday has done it's job and can not be altered.
As we reach for tomorrow, we do so standing on the platform of today. If it is out of balance, our upward reach will be clumsy and fraught with the danger of slipping off the platform. Once we have achieved a relatively stable platform, we can reach for tomorrow with confidence, and release our grip on the rung of today as it begins to dissolve into the mist of the past.
Any attempt to step back from the brink of tomorrow results in having us clinging to the ladder with all our might, unable to move forward or backward. Fear has entered our lives, fear of losing what we may already have, fear of the unknown future, fear of making an error in judgment, fear of .....................
To walk this path takes incredible courage, to do so well takes incredible wisdom.
I wish you both


Margie said...

All that visit here can learn so much about life from your posts.
I know I always do & I thank you!
Wonderful post!



Zareba said...

Thank you Margie. It is the positive comments that make me continue to write my life. If it helps others, then it is a life well lived.

I have missed you, we don't seem to be in the same places at the same time.

May your days contain sunshine and joy


Shamari said...

Wow, Lady Z ... your post is dead on target and states something I've learned in the past 6 months, albeit more eloquently than I've ever been able to express it. So good to return here and receive unexpected validation of a life lesson I've learned.

Hope you are doing well!

Margie said...

Hope you are well, Z.
It's been a few months since you have posted.

Take care and blessings always.


Maithri said...

And I wish you the same my friend...

Much love,


Zareba said...

Dear Margie,I have been ill for a while, but I think I am on the mend.Thanks for your concern.


Zareba said...

Another stay in hospital, and they say that they think the problem is sorted out finally.

Thanks for your comments and wishes. It means a great deal to me.