When we find ourselves in moments of despair, loneliness or despair, we tend to think that things cannot change. A good way to face the daily difficulties may be that of 'everything will pass'.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
When we find ourselves in moments of despair, loneliness or despair, we tend to think that things cannot change. A good way to face the daily difficulties can be that of the 'everything will pass'.
How many times a friend or a person close to us, seeing us suffer has consoled us with a 'you'll see that everything will pass'. This simple phrase, even if it may seem trivial, can also be the right key to open that door in front of us.
The door can be represented by a heart problem, a quarrel with someone, an economic hardship and so on, all situations that can take away our emotional tranquility and more.
La legend of the message hidden in the king's ring can help us reflect in these circumstances.
The legend of the king's ring
It is said that a king once summoned the wisest of the realm and asked them, “Is there a mantra or a suggestion that works in any situation, in any circumstance, in any place and at any time? Anything that can help me when none of you are around to give me advice? Tell me, is there such a mantra? "
All the sages were surprised by the King's question. An answer to all questions? Something that can work anywhere, in every situation, that is, in every joy, every pain, every defeat and every victory? They thought and rethought.
After a long discussion, an elder suggested something that suited everyone. Then they went to the king and brought him the result written on paper, with the proviso that the king should not look at it out of curiosity alone. Only in moments of extreme danger, when the King was alone and with no way out, would he be able to read it.
The King placed the paper under his diamond ring. Time passed and the neighbors attacked the Kingdom. It was a surprise attack. The King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. The King had to escape on horseback and enter the jungle.
But suddenly the King found himself at the end of a closed road. There was a cliff underneath, to jump meant to die. The enemies that were pursuing him were approaching and the King was worried, he didn't seem to have a way out. Then suddenly he saw the diamond glistening in the sun and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message which said: "This too will pass."
The King read it and then read it again. Suddenly something moved: Yes! This too will pass! Just a few days ago, I enjoyed my kingdom, I was the most powerful King of all. And now the Kingdom with all its pleasures is gone. I am here trying to escape from enemies. And just as those days have passed, this day of danger will also pass.
Calm returned to his face. She continued to stay where she was. The place was full of natural beauty. She had never seen this beautiful place in he Kingdom of him. The revelation of the message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forgot the enemies.
After a few moments he realized that the noise of the horses had faded away. They had moved elsewhere, to the nearby mountains. The King was very brave. He reorganized his he army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and took back his empire.
After the victory, it was received with great splendor. The entire capital was in the euphoria of victory; showers of flowers were thrown on the king as a sign of honor and recognition. People sang and danced. For a moment the King said to himself: “I am one of the greatest and bravest kings. It is not easy to defeat me ”.
He saw a sense of ego emerge within himself. Suddenly the diamond on the ring sparkled in the sunlight and so he remembered the message. He opened it and read it again: "This too will pass." He went silent. His face changed completely - from selfish he returned to a state of profound humility. If that too passes, then it's not yours. The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours. You are simply a spectator. Everything passes. We are witnesses of all this. Life comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes. Suffering comes and goes.
What does this legend teach us?
Exactly what we said at the beginning. Nobody likes moments of despair, but we have to take them into account in the notebook of our life. Just by addressing them with the right attitude, we can finally overcome them and become the ones who comfort others by saying: 'courage, everything will pass'.
Other tips for living life to the full:
- THE RAFT: THE BUDDHIST STORY THAT TEACHES US HOW TO OVERCOME THE PAST
- HOW TO MAKE YOUR WISHES WISELY WITH THE WOOP METHOD
- HOW TO PRACTICE NON-ATTACHMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE
- THE ART OF LETTING GO: TIPS TO GET FREE OF BALLAST (AND LIVE BETTER)