Originally written and published on 13/2/2019
January seems to have been a month of ‘This too shall pass‘. Not just for me but for those that I have met either in my clinic or in passing.
Everything is always changing. My life as I know it is in a constant state of transition. As I type, the way things as they currently appear, will change……Every person, thought, emotion, idea, belief, situation, event, money, business, love, mindset, responses. ‘This too shall pass’
This is a happy thought to ponder because without this constant state of change, nothing could ever evolve. Without death, there can be no life. Without the transition from day to night, you could see no stars. Things must change.
When you find yourself feeling like you are in a difficult place, simply remind yourself… ‘This too shall pass’.
Beautiful things will happen and I will enjoy them, but they too shall pass, and that’s ok, because that is the nature of everything. In fact understanding this allows me to make sure that I enjoy things even more because they are temporary. Awful things will happen as well and I need to endure them, because they too shall pass. Throughout all of this however, my conscious awareness remains intact. Who I truly am, throughout all of it, is still there.
When I am mindful of the temporary nature of things it thrusts me headfirst into the present moment. It makes me appreciate what I have, right here, right now. When I bring myself to this place I am not worried about the future and of how things might someday be. I can then know that this very moment, regardless of it being enjoyable or not, ‘It too shall pass’.
For me conscious awareness is a true constant in my life. I will always have access to it when I allow myself to be here, then it is here. This very moment for me, is where I find my peace and my happiness.
Everything I seek to fulfil I know is already waiting for me when I seek within.Wonderful things will happen to me and I must remember to enjoy them, as they too shall pass, and that’s ok, because that is the nature of everything.
In fact understanding this allows me to enjoy things even more because I know they are temporary. Awful things will happen as well, I need to endure them, because they too shall pass. Throughout all of this however, my presence of conscious awareness remains intact. Who I truly am, throughout all of it, is still there.
When I let go of anything that arises from the ego, all that remains is the bliss of pure awareness.
Our awareness is judgement free, it’s simply aware. This is our true Self. All of those emotional disturbances we feel are mental manifestations from the mind, they are not who we are, despite what we believe. They too shall pass.
My thoughts are only thoughts, they too shall pass. My troubling emotions, they too shall pass. My current situation shall pass as well. But who I truly am will never change.
This too shall pass.
I now find comfort in these words.
Note to reader: Whilst these words may show me as someone who has their shit together – there are more days than not when I get caught up in the ‘Egoic mind’ when I catch myself and bring myself to the present moment and repeatedly say – ‘This too shall pass’ . The feeling of peace comes over me and all is good.