And this too shall pass

What I know for sure is that everything is temporary. Now I know this is not a novel thought. It’s just that this realization is what I believe we must remember. It’s easy to allow ourselves to become anxious, sad, angry or distressed. But, if we remember that it is all temporary, it may offer some relief to these feelings. In order to shift our mindset we must find time to be still. Find time to take deep and conscious breaths. The more we are able to do this, the easier it becomes to relax in knowing that it really is all temporary. Leo Tolstoy said “If you want to be happy, be”. I’ve learned that reminding ourselves that everything is temporary is a way to cultivate happiness, in the midst of whatever challenges we may be dealing with.

If you have taken a moment to read this, I invite you to take a moment and breathe, deeply. Pause, close your mouth, and maybe even your eyes. Inhale deeply. Fill your belly. Notice your chest rise and feel your ribs expand. Hold that breath for 1-3 seconds. Keeping your mouth closed, exhale fully, through your nose. Repeat 2-3 times. Notice how you feel now. Pay attention to the subtle sensations in your body. Remember it’s all temporary. Here’s to taking time to be!


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