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Jasmine recalled her life with epilepsy and how seizures constantly countered her plans. For every detailed plan constructed, a seizure inevitably altered her vision of success. Jasmine lived most of her life expecting failure and compromise, trying her best to accept what came.

Two years after epilepsy resided, Jasmine wanted to follow her dreams but struggled with faith. In every plan, she feared failure and was distracted from her task. She compromised her goals before knowing what would be.

Jasmine sat in a church and prayed to chase sadness and regret away. The priest noticed the sorrow in the once exuberant parishioner and talked to her.

After Jasmine shared her frustrations and fears, he nodded in understanding and said, “Jasmine, do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment. Your past strengthened you for today, it’s time to believe in the beauty you are today.”

 

Inspired by: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha