This too shall pass. A term most of us are familiar with, but do we really understand it?
When we were met with obstacles or challenging situation, friends or family would say “hang in there, this too shall pass”. We would still be feeling the fear, the stress and even self doubt after being told “this too shall pass”. Why? Is it a crisis of faith? Or it’s a case of knowing but not understanding? We can easily find the definition of any word whether online or via a printed dictionary but that is KNOWING. But what is UNDERSTANDING?
Last night, new moon in Taurus and I was feeling the pull to meditate. Just as I was entering the state of Zen, dad came knocking on my door. It was a brief interruption but I was already frustrated. Tried to re-enter into the meditation but just couldn’t focus. The more I tried to force it, the more upset I felt.
So, not knowing what to do or how to handle the situation, I resorted to my phone. I googled the term “what do to when your meditation got interrupted?”. And I was guided to some answers. The common advice was : “embrace your emotions and accept the interruption as part of the process. Reflect on it and try again.”
And so I did. I was frustrated, yes. My cause of frustration was the interruption to my otherwise peaceful meditation. So, what do I do? I acknowledged my frustration and didn’t do anything for the next couple of minutes. Drifted into nothingness. Breathe, just breathe.
And I tried again. Plugging in to my meditation music and started it all over. The verdict? I achieved the objective of my meditation and gained more. I gained an understanding to the meaning, true meaning of THIS TOO SHALL PASS.