“This too shall pass”.
A certain amount of peace comes with the knowledge that nothing lasts forever. Whatever we think is giving us a hardship right now or causing us to worry- well, guess what? It will pass! Life is really about change and impermanence. Once we understand and accept that we can enjoy what we have right now: this moment. With this perspective, the intensity of our “problems” may lessen somewhat. Why get so stressed and caught up about things when they won’t last anyway?
We can hold on tightly to people, circumstances, things, issues. We can be worried, tense, and literally make ourselves sick.
Or, the other path is one of peace, one of acceptance, one of being in The Now. Whatever is bothering you will not last.
Tonight, as you write in your journal or meditate, think about some of the things that have been causing you distress.
Now, in your mind, escort them onto a vessel of some kind: a ship or boat (whatever you want to imagine). Once you board with them, look at them (people, situations, problems, bills, whatever). Really look at them. Breathe. Bless them. And mean it. Wish them well. Wish them a good trip. Bon voyage! You may shake their hand, hug them, bow, nod your head, or wave your hand good bye. Then you leave.
From the shore watch the ship sail away. Watch it until it disappears on the horizon. It is gone. Peace.
Debra : )