“This too shall pass” is a phrase that often gets us through tough times. Reflecting on the temporary nature of all things reminds us that challenges will eventually shift into greater ease. Of course, the reverse is also true. Pleasant experiences also fade. So we learn to ride waves of emotion without getting lost in the surf. In the midst of the highest high or the lowest low, we can feel, acknowledge, and let it pass.
In mindful presence,
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Only press on: no feeling is final.
―Rainer Maria Rilke
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.