I believe that no problem is Permanent, Pervasive (affects everything) or Personal, however our ego will tell us otherwise.
- When we are in the midst of a challenge in life, we tend to think it is going to last forever.
- When we are in the midst of a difficulty in life, we often tend to think that this issue affects everything in our lives.
- When we are in the midst of a problem in life, we are inclined to think it only affects us and has only ever happened to us.
Reflect for a moment and you’ll see that your own past experience proves that the problems you had when you were younger no longer exist. I feel that taking the belief that no problem is permanent, pervasive or personal is very helpful in moving us through issues and providing us resources.
This too shall pass. In the grand scheme of things, our problems come and go as days begin and end.
Next time you have a little challenge which is causing you pain you’d rather not have, change your magnification to see that event in the context of that year of your life or that decade, and quickly you’ll (hopefully) realise that it doesn’t really matter so long as you take the learnings and let it go.