Monday, December 12, 2011

This too......

“This too shall pass,” is something mostly the elderly in the house say. It’s a reminder that when times are tough (or conversely, insanely good)  they are just temporary....but how true it is!!And how simple life will be if we manage to remind ourselves of it at the right time....

This well known phrase which reminds us that all things that happen, whether good or bad, are temporary, originated in the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poets. Often it is attached to a story of a great king who is humbled by these simple words because he realizes that his greatness and wealth will one day be no more.

No matter what we are going through in life, one thing that we can truly count on is that things will change. Nothing stays the same. If you are going through a rough patch now, hang in there. It will change. If you are experiencing the best time of your life where everything is going well, be thankful and humble while it lasts and make the most of it. Adversity is not gone forever. It may be just around the corner.(But of course,dont exactly look forward to it:-)) 

Like a pendulum clock, life tends to swing in two directions. We grow, not when the pendulum of life swings toward the good experiences, but we become more mature when it moves in the direction of adversity.  They say that which doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger. If we are going through problems, we should look for what we can learn from it and never forget that this too shall pass. Just knowing this will help us to get through it and not only survive but ultimately thrive. And when it passes, we can know that because of it we have become a better person.......

2 comments:

  1. so true.......but u know what is unbearable,is the duration between that phase to pass,u feel so helpless,try to divert yourself towards something else,i wish we had a fast forward button for bad phase,and pause for enjoying the good times ;-)
    par yeh toh hone se raha,so all we can do is just HANG IN DER ;-)

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  2. the phases help us to grow individuality .....

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