"Henry David Thoreau,
a renowned Renaissance thinker,
wrote in his journal:
"Nothing must be postponed.
Take time by the forelock.
Now or never!
You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment."
We shouldn't put anything off but seize the moment,
living with all our being in the present.
If we do that, he says,
each moment will become eternity."
Buddhism Day by Day, page 59.