Everything passes, and as I flow with this river of highs and lows, I become calm. I trust my experience and the life force guiding me.
~ Ruthie Albert ~
Everything passes. There is perhaps no greater comfort when we’re caught in the throes of trauma than the knowledge that this too shall pass. We lived many years without this knowledge as we struggled to change the unchangeable. Unfortunately, the only thing that changed was our level of frustration: it got higher. Now we know that we can patiently wait for a situation to pass. Nothing lasts forever.
The good times pass too, of course. We hope to hold on to them, but the same principle applies. The minutes tick by, carrying us to new experiences. What we need to learn will become known to us through both the good times and the struggles. They all will pass, having prepared us for the highs and lows that wait to serve us.
I am at peace with the knowledge that everything passes. My needs will be met today.
© 1994 by Hazelden Foundation
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