Today is the first day of rest of your life


I came across this amazing American proverb while watching ‘Holy Man’. How truly you can get rid of all your anxieties with just a thought of this with conviction. I am convinced that the value of past is zero and today is the only day to start building your future. But at the same time I am concerned of the concepts around us in which our personalities are judged and perceived based on our past. The fact that our identity is made from the background, education, language, experience etc

Last few years, ‘Change’ emerged as the biggest brand. Politics, entertainment or businesses everywhere ‘change’ predominantly appeared and accepted by mass. Obama in politics, IPL in entertainment and Internet in businesses proved this point. Change appears to be hard and tough but afterwards it is always pleasing. In a sense we all are part of change as a process. However, change is also perceived to be relative, it’s always measured in the form of transition from one status (past) to another (present or coming future).

The real meaning of change in this discussion is radical shift. People may confuse with incremental change, which is actually progress in same direction. A radical shift can happen in any direction and in any dimension. In this sense the radical shift is not linked with past. So why should we bother of history while evaluating a change? In this context “Today is the first day of rest of your life” is real mantra for change.

When you believe that today is actually not linked with your past, you are ready for a spiritual change. Which is change of your believe system, your thought process, your mind-set and your approach to the life. I am sure that these changes can make you ready for a radical shift, a real change.

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One comment

  1. Well said. We get bogged by burdens of past. And when past is unshackled all is new possibilities in front of us.

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