Life is dynamic, but sometimes when things happen it’s made into the burden that it’s always going to be this way. This makes one live in the delusion that what’s happening is permanent.
Making something that’s occurring in the moment as if it’s always going to be this way is why one gets swept away by life’s storm. But they’re not truly life’s storms, they take on the energy they’re given as if what’s occurring right now is always going to be this way. Once the energy of it’s always going to be this way is seen, the tool of “this too shall pass” can be applied. For when one is struggling with something, the greatest understanding you can have is that it’s your own mind that creates every obstacle to your inner peace and regardless of how life unfolds, if this isn’t understood, inner peace will never be had.
All things pass even if they’re made permanent by one’s mind. This goes for everything, including life itself so no matter what it is, one day it will not be so, here is one of my favorite examples of this. If you visit a doctor because you’re not feeling well and are told you have a year to live, do you want to die 365 times or once? A mind that is settled can see the truth of this and hence the freedom and value of only dying once. Or not and die everyday until the time comes when conditions that support living in this form are no longer met. We are only visitors here regardless of what happens in life and no matter how tight one holds onto something, it’s temporary and “this too shall pass.”