Not All Good Things Must Come to An End
“All good things must come to an end.” “All things must pass.” “Nothing lasts forever.” How often do you use these expressions when things don’t go as planned?
Perhaps you’ve said this to yourself after a wonderful relationship ended. Perhaps you uttered these words when a loved one passed away, or when you were laid off from a dream job, or when a good friend moved away. You may have even said this when the magic of a relationship has died down or when you have returned home after a long, relaxing vacation.
These statements are often repeated and echoed by the people around us. In fact, you’ll find that these expressions have made their way into mainstream media in the songs “All Things Must Pass” by The Beatles, “All Good Things (Come To An End)” by Nelly Furtado and “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Maroon 5.
You may not realize the impact that these statements have on your life.
By saying the good must end, you are unconsciously instilling in yourself the belief that happiness is fleeting; that the good times do not last.
By focusing on what you no longer have, you are ignoring the current opportunities that lie before you.
If you continue to believe that everything turns sour, and that the past is rosier than the present, you will always be chasing happiness. You will spend all your time dwelling on what you lack, what is missing, and what is imperfect.
The alternative is to embrace change and realize that growth comes from movement. Understand that you have the power to make the present moment just as fulfilling, as memorable and as exciting as the past, if not even more so.
It’s up to you to find the present in the present.
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