“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