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  • Writer's pictureFrancis Piché

5 lessons on how to build resilience during Covid-19

Thrive Global, October 5, 2020

Lesson 1: The Foundation of Mindset: Practicing IMPERMANENCE

A concept commonly used in Eastern philosophies is impermanence, also known as the philosophical problem of change, which asserts that all of conditioned existence without exception is “transient, evanescent, inconstant”. A frequent quote that exemplifies impermanence is: “This too shall pass”. 

It is important and reassuring to remember that nothing is permanent. Our problems, challenges, adversity, or setbacks won’t last forever. A great exercise to appreciate this philosophy is to remember a time in life when we faced our biggest challenges. Did it last forever? Any situation is always changing and evolving. Life hits us with a problem and the pain is either rising or fading away. It’s knowing that the rain in our life won’t last. It might rain for a day or for a season and the sun will always come back.

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