A student went to his meditation teacher and said, “My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly falling asleep. It’s just horrible!”
“It will pass,” the teacher said matter-of-factly.
A week later, the student came back to his teacher.
“My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive! It’s just wonderful!”
“It will pass,” the teacher replied matter-of-factly.*
I did it! I broke the spell that has been keeping me away from exercising. I’m taking walks in the sun and moving my body more and more each day!
During my exercise hiatus my mom kept telling me “this too shall pass”. My authentic voice kept repeating those words…this too shall pass…this too shall pass. This phrase reminded me that the only constant in life is change and that we must embrace, be aware, and learn from the ups and downs of life.
Are you down in the dumps or flying on high?
Remember to be aware and to gather life lessons, because regardless of where you are on your journey…this too shall pass.