I just finished reading a book called “I may be wrong” from the Swedish author Björn Natthiko Lindeblad. It is about an ordinary guy who resigned from a good job and left a promising career to become a monk. His favourite quote was – this too shall pass. I think this expression is more relevant than ever in today’s changing and challenging world.
Mankind is tested to the max, first by a pandemic forcing everyone to stop socialising, keeping distance and not being able to do what we love the most, being together. To stay home, work from home, forced to stop meeting relatives and friends. Stop doing what makes us feel good. A challenge to all human kind. And we have made it. It has “passed” (meaning we are now going back to more social events and gatherings etc again).
And second, the fact that there is actually a new war in Europe. Once again, mankind is tested and challenged. But also showing that together we are strong. And hopefully, this too shall pass. Very soon.
I like to think positive. And this is why the expression This too shall pass is really speaking to me. Because no matter how hard, how difficult, how challenging, we will make it. Together. Since we never give up, we never stop striving for solving the challenges that arise. And the challenges and difficulties actually brings us even closer together, as families, as friends, as colleagues.
So never lose hope, no matter how challenging it may seem. Remember the wise words and if it speaks to you, embrace it as your mantra as well.
Wish you the best. Take Care. Namaste.