Deeply affected by this quote…any thoughts?

“Every day is a good day”

Yunmen introduced his
 subject by saying,
“I do not ask you about
the fifteenth of the month.
Come; give me a phrase
about after the fifteenth.”

And he himself responded:

“Every day is a good day”


“Every day is a good day”
  is a simple statement,
  but very few know
  its real meaning.

The “good day” does
not refer to a nice day
as compared to
a bad day.

It means the absolute,
not the relative, day.

Today is the absolute day,
the only day in the
eternity of time.

Today is never repeated.

Every day is fresh
and new, just as
one’s life, is new
each day.

Every day is a good day,
but the good is not of
one’s own making.

It is good in the original,
or absolute, sense—

rain or shine, war or
peace, sickness or health.

The past is only reference;
the future is only hope.
Today is real.’

Now this moment ~

Yúnmén Wényǎn
(862 AD-949 AD)

This entry was posted in Hope.

2 comments on “Deeply affected by this quote…any thoughts?

  1. ashleyleia says:

    I like the variation of this that “every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day.”

    Liked by 1 person

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