Only that day dawns to which we are awake. – Henry David Thoreau
It could be an entire day before we realize it’s gone! Does that happen to you?
We must become aware of ourselves as we pass through a unique day, that’s made up of unique moments and experiences. If we are constantly manufacturing thoughts about what’s going on with us or who’s doing what to us, then we won’t awaken to that day or that moment.
The only way to smell the rose is to awaken fully to the rose (not thoughts/concepts about it) and experience it fully for what it is.