This phrase is core to Twelve Step Recover programs and is one of my favorites. It reminds me that nothing stays as it is.
When things are not going well, the mind has us believing that it will never end. When faced with illness, pain or addiction it is easy to forget that it will change, even in a small way.
This has shown up for me as I have been in pain for a few weeks. When I remind myself of this truth, I take a breath and bring myself back to the present where each and every moment is slightly different.
When things are going well and we want things to remain as they are it is helpful not to get too attached. Eventually there will be a shift and when it does remember that even the good things will ebb and flow.
Knowing that nothing is constant is quite freeing.
When we live in the moment we are experiencing it all and there really is no expectation about what is happening is good or bad, right or wrong. All we can count on is: This too shall pass…