this too shall pass quote

Once upon a time, an ancient king asked his advisors for a phrase that could make him happy when he was sad, and sad when he was happy. He wanted to know who the wisest of them all was.

One after another, the advisors failed to think of such a phrase, and one after another, the king dismissed them.

Until one day, the last of the advisors went to the king, holding a ring in his hand. “I have found the answer to your question, my king,” he said, handing over the ring.

Inscribed on the ring were the words, “This, too, shall pass.”

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
—  Daniell Koepke
There are many times in my life, when I could’ve thrown in the towel. Many times in my life when I was on the floor. And when you’re on the floor, never allow anybody to pick you up. It doesn’t matter how long you stay there, make sure you pick yourself up and dust yourself down. You take the knowledge from the experience and you grow…
—  Marco Pierre White
This too shall pass. I was taught these words by my grandmother as a phrase that is to be used at all times in your life. When things are spectacularly dreadful, when things are absolutely appalling, when everything is superb and wonderful and marvelous and happy—say these four words to yourself. They will give you a sense of perspective and help you also to make the most of what is good and be stoical about what is bad.
—  Claire Rayner
If you put a spoonful of salt
in a cup of water
it tastes very salty.
If you put a spoonful of salt
in a lake of fresh water
the taste is still pure and clear.
Peace comes when our hearts are
open like the sky,
vast as the ocean.