“This too Shall Pass” | Endure


I would like to share with you the significance of this proverb for me, which may be helpful for you. In all things and in all difficulties, this simple proverb can really help one to be still. To be in the moment. No matter what the experience, whether pain or pleasure, it enhances the quality of one’s life to keep this in mind. It has the potential to bring profound change, simply knowing pain or difficulty will pass, (really knowing), pleasure too will pass and therefore needs to be truly savored. All things are impermanent. Let things be, be mindful of their qualities, accept. Be, be still. I can think here of the words of Kathleen Raine in Rock:

“There is stone in me that knows stone

Whose sole state is stasis,

While the slow cycle of the stars whirls a world of rock

Through light-years where in nightmare I fall crying

‘Must I travel fathomless distance for ever and ever?’

All that is in me of the rock replies,

‘For ever, if it must be; be, and be still; endure’.”

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