This too shall pass away

When you feel bad about something, could be anything…your state of life at present, the parking ticket you just got, that the cat dropped milk on the floor you just cleaned or that your wife is getting mad on you for no valid reason…say this in your mind…”This Too Shall Pass Away.”

Nothing related to you in this world is permanent: yourself, your feelings, your posessions…everything changes or fades away with time. Knowing in the moment that any bad feeling or situation is temporary and is not going to last forever will give perspective to the situation at hand and will generate positive train of thoughts.

I learned this from a parable of Akbar and Birbal.



  1. Carlos Aguayo said,

    August 3, 2006 at 11:19 am

    Nice thought!
    I’ll try to remember that next time something bad or annoying happens to me 🙂

  2. August 3, 2006 at 11:36 am

    Thanks Carlos. It has come in handy a few times for me.

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