Meditation, originally uploaded by Robot Monster

גם זה יעבור
"This too shall pass."

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

-Senator Abraham Lincoln, 1859

I have repeated this useful phrase for many years. It does not only help during the bad times; mindfulness of impermanence also ennobles the great transcendental experiences of life. Be conscious of temporary blessings. Fully enjoy this moment, for it will never return.

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