These words, too, were passed down to me by my mother. In the time of my need, they are again presented. The universe has accomplished an amazing feat.

Eclipsed Words

“And this, too, shall pass.”

This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.

I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“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!

When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…

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One thought on “This Too Shall Pass

  1. I learn more from my times of affliction than I do from my times of joy. My times of joy are enjoyed much more deeply because of my times of affliction. My times of afflictions always pass and my times of joy never last. Together, they create a balanced life and a grand experience where I find the greatest joy in the simplest of things and what I treasure most resides within me, leaving no trace upon my true love, Mother Earth.

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