If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Be here now.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If I live in the past and the future at the same time what does that mean? Do they even out?
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” This is NOT a Lao Tzu quote but a translation of "Depressão é excesso de passado em nossas mentes. Ansiedade excesso de futuro. O momento presente é a chave para a cura de todos oa males mentais." By Junia Bretas, a Brazilian motivational speaker
Please remove this poster saying the quote is from the Lao tzu and, if you wish to continue offering the 'poster', change to provide correct attribution.
Thank you LMVTouw.
I agree with Philosiblog that we need a citation for that reference:
Dear Adam, I wrote to Philosiblog with the reference and here is their reply "philosiblog says:
Thanks for the update on the origin of the quote. I guess that because the quote was a foreign language, none of my searches could find it. Thanks for helping to make the site better. "
Perhaps you might consider reading the Tao Te Ching so you can correctly quote him. He has many wonderful insights of his own. He doesn't need to have those of others falsely attributed to him.
As I wrote on your other erroneous attributions of sayings to Lao Tzu- please change or remove your poster.