Live in the 'NOW'

Many people find it difficult to let go of the past, but instead keep trying to bring it along into the present, and this can only cause tension and problems.  To illustrate this is a story. 

An old Buddhist Monk and his young student are traveling along.  They are not allowed to touch women.  They come to a river where there is a woman who canít get across.  The old Monk picks her up and carries her across the river and puts her down on the other side, and the Monk and his student go on their way.  After quite a while the student canít contain himself any longer and says to the monk: "You broke your vow and touched a woman".  And the Old Monk answered; "but I put her down on the other side of the river, and you are still carrying her along with you".