“You cannot bank polarity.
You cannot do so many good things and so many bad things and add up the difference.
You are involved in an illusory progress through time. The one known as Thales said ‘You cannot step in the same river twice’. And we say to you that you cannot step in the same action or thought twice.
It happens and you move on. It is gone forever.
That chance that you had to think, to pray, and to act is gone forever. In its place is an equally precious present moment. And so this continues throughout each heartbeat of your incarnation.
You are always experiencing the final moment of your life and then discovering that you have outlived that moment.
But it is well to act as if each moment were your final moment. For this points out the gravity and substance of your ethical choices and how important it is to pay attention to them.
For only by making these ethical choices, one upon another upon another, so that you get the habit of fielding the ethical implications of the present moment, can you maximize the use of your time.”
- The Law Of One