Life is a fine balance between what it was, what it is and what it will be.
This wonderful saying is a great reminder about what it means to be aware of the past and the future without allowing them to negatively influence your current situation. For me it symbolises the idea of letting go of emotions and experiences in the past that are preventing growth and development, learning from past mistakes and making the most of now. Similarly, when it comes to the future, not everything can be controlled so there is no use in worrying and doubting.
Your life is happening right now – not yesterday nor tomorrow, so keep your mind concentrated on this, do your best and above all enjoy the moment!
The Founder of Buddhism
Buddhism was founded by Shakyamuni Buddha (or Gautama Buddha), born in the late 6th century BC in a royal family, in Lumbini (originally North India, but now part of Nepal).
According to the legend, it was predicted at his birth that he might become a renouncer (withdrawing from temporal life). His father provided him with many luxuries and pleasures in order to prevent this.
one day the young Shakyamuni ventured outside the grounds of the palace in which he grew up and saw some more severe forms of human suffering: old age, illness, death as well as ascetic renouncer. Witnessing this he realised that pleasures on Earth are temporary and only mask human suffering.