This Too Shall Pass

“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. But the reality is that troubles, worries, and sufferings are part of this world and no one can escape from it. Even the greatest minds, saints have not been spared. But for some, these sufferings help to discover the true meaning of life.

When we worry too much, we are not ready to listen if somebody says “don’t worry, this too shall pass”, however, the reality is that the universe is changing constantly and nothing is permanent. So are these worries and troubles. Look back, do a small fact check, remember the days right from your childhood. You might have faced so many problems and you might have worried about every little thing. But how many of those problems are still there with you? Except for physical disability, losing limbs in an accident, rest are all the worries.

Troubles go away with time. In fact, with time the worries from physical disability also fade away slowly, and people regain their old strength. This indicates that whatever state you are in, you will return to normalcy state and all the worries, hardships which are there with you now, will go away with time.


When we are in trouble, if we can stop worrying for a moment and if we can question ourselves once; “If this is happening for a higher purpose, and what would that be”, then things become very clear for us. We feel so relaxed and calm and we stop fighting against nature, which is all ready there to give us what ever we have asked for. We start feeling that there must be some higher purpose for my suffering and instead of worrying about the troubles, how if we can concentrate on searching for that higher purpose for the suffering, which can perhaps help us to get rid of the worries and problems, a lot easier and quicker.

The universe is friendly.

Let the blur picture be, and find a way to communicate with yourself because the universe needs you to do that.

Feed your thoughts with nothing but hope and possibility. The mind responds to whatever thoughts are filled in and escorts it to reality.

Everything is in the mind. You see it, believe it and act. Involuntarily. Instead, take the risk and give it a try.

All that life is, it is the journey afterall. Not the very finishing point.

—–Have hope.Keep faith—–

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77 thoughts on “This Too Shall Pass

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  2. Thank you for dropping by my blog, Aishwarya. Your artwork (and writing) is amazing and beautiful! The world needs more people who will express their God-given talents and abilities in such positive and constructive fashions as you are doing here. Keep the light shining through your spirit. Be Blessed. David

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  3. Hi Aishwarya! You have a beautiful blog here. I could see you are a deep and insightful girl, as well as a very talented artist. ❤ Keep it up! I hope you’d find love that comes from God who has lovingly given you that great talent. Don’t lose that and keep on inspiring. 😀

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  4. Great post and wonderful drawing!!! Wonderful message.

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  5. I agree with you that a positive outlook is more helpful than a negative one. But I cannot say I believe the universe is friendly. From a Christian perspective, the universe is not sentient. It, therefore, has no stake in our well-being. God, however, wants the best for us. While the universe will come to an end with time, He will not. ❤

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  7. You liked my blog so I came by to check your blog out and boy am I glad I did. Love this! Such depth in your words. If you drew those pictures…WOW! you have got a real talent! You have a new follower! Thanks again for stopping by my blog. Come again.

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  8. I love that proverb, along with another one that says, “To everything there is a season.” Your artwork fits so well with your words. Thank you for your insights.

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  9. This is such a wonderful proverb. Not only to get us through hard times, but also to remind us to treasure the good times. An older lady told it to me when my eldest daughter was just a tiny baby, and it has guided much of my parenting style ever since. Yes, the baby waking up 14 times a night will pass, but so too will their desire to always be held by you, or draw pictures in a certain way, or tell cute jokes that make no sense. Everything is fleeting and we must try and be with each moment as it comes, as another identical one will never come.

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  10. I use that saying quite a bit! It IS indeed very comforting and positive, especially when something new and unexpected hits you out of nowhere. It happens a lot with auto-immune diseases, which both myself and husband have in common, so there is a whole lot of “This too shall pass.’ In our home. Great Blog!

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