When the world becomes painful for me, I try to look at it from the perspective of eternity. Eternity contains transitoriness. That oDie Ewigkeit betrachtenf everything that exists, but especially that of my own existence. Eternity contains the meaning and the way. The eternal cycle in rest and power. From the perspective of eternity I recognize the senselessness of letting myself be driven by transient things. To let myself drift away from the cycle of rest and power. I realize that the pain only affects my exterior and moreover only that in this one short existence. I understand then sometimes again that it is far from the sense to be distracted by external appearances of such a limited and so short life among so many lives and to be led away from the path of the strength.
But as I said, I try to take the perspective and sometimes I understand. For us as human beings, the pain is sometimes so great that it alone seems to us like an eternity of its own. There is often no room for another point of view. It’s just that we often let the smaller pains distract us too much from our path and take them too seriously and, with our somewhat snivelling ego, see them as immeasurably big. There we can begin to direct our perspective towards eternity and regain serenity, security and humility.