transience– a meditation


“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.”

-Australian Aboriginal Proverb

Sometimes, when I am stricken with a feeling of panic, sadness, or fear, without realizing it, I let that feeling take me over entirely. I forget about the time before I felt that way and do not let myself realize that there will be a time after. Instead, I focus entirely on that feeling and begin to obsess over it. This quote reminds me that everything is transient. Sadness, happiness, misery, joy – all of this, too, shall pass. Today, I will try to remember that my sadness is with me for only the moment rather than fixate on it. I will also try to remember that my happiness, too, is transient and will enjoy it rather than worry about when it will go.

A meditation for Dec 29, 2012.

“Shake It Out” – Florence + the Machine

1 comment on “transience– a meditation

  1. MamaMistaken says:

    Good stuff. Literally, got up in the middle of the song to shake the devil off of my back. I laughed a little for the first time today. It’s 10:51pm. Maybe I should read this in the morning. haha.
    Anyway, I love the meditation and the proverb… needed it tonight, like water. Thank you.

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