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There is another basic truth here. Just as we cannot change whatever has already happened, so too, we cannot dictate future. For our future is something that has not yet come into our reckoning. No one can asservate, if, if, if at all we have one moment of life beyond the breathing present. Therefore, this present moment, is the only thing belongs to us. The present action we are doing just now is the only thing we call ours. To do it well, the power –house of our past experience can supply the necessary motive power. Presuming our longetivity of life since action begets action, it behooves us to so arrange our immediate activities in the present, that they produce a perfect consequence in the future. The knowledge required for this arrangement will be supplied by past experience. There is no certitude in human life as to what ought not to happen or what will. Hence any worry is pointless and unprofitable. The secret of perennial youth is this and only this. Without troubling ourselves and others without worrying the body and the mind, let us make this passing moment delightful and enjoyable. If this faculty or frame of mind can be had, there can be no greater or higher wisdom. There is no other Elixir of life for eternal youth.
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