Forever is a long time. It is without ever ending. We are not meant to live forever, unless your religion tells you of a life ever after. But we’re not talking about that—we’re talking about life on this earth, on this planet right now as I am writing this and right now as you are reading.
My friend, we will not continue living on this planet in this way forever. Your depression, your happiness, your joy, your passion will not feel the same tomorrow as it does today. Even in the next moment, something could happen, you could hear from a friend, and it could be something wonderful or something sad. You could turn on the TV like people did on the morning of 9/11 and become immediately sad, distraught or angry. But now, after some years have gone by, even the most distraught will feel differently as time has gone by. The hurt does lessen—I know this because I have experienced the death of a loved one and it does lessen over time. Never forgotten, but somewhat healed.
It seems things last forever, but they don’t. Feelings come and feelings go. Whatever you are feeling right now, will change. It could be in the next picosecond, which is one trillionth, or one millionth of one millionth of a second. Or it could change the next day.
When you know that no feeling lasts forever, you can begin to think about the good things in your life. You begin to realize that however bad you feel right now it will not last forever.
Today, we will explore how things change from moment to moment. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and experience drinking it with a feeling of ‘Ahhhhh’ that tastes real good. Watch a comedy and experience how it feels to burst into laughter. Go for a walk in nature and experience the feeling of ‘mmmmm’ this feels beautiful. Know that after depression comes vitality—depression does not last forever my friend….nothing does and that is the true joy of life.