The history of the ring
The Jewish king Solomon allegedly suffered frequent mood swings. One day he called a Council of the wise and asked me to make him a magic ring. Then the wise men gave him a ring with the words "And this too shall pass".
The parable of the ring inscription is just one of the versions of the story, which in one way or another saying attributed to king Solomon. In other versions of the parable, the king embarrassed and shocked by the plain words of the sages. In Jewish folklore Solomon often says or hears this saying.
There are versions of the ring of Solomon, on which was written the name of God, framed by four precious stones. In later versions the ring is decorated with star of David – six-pointed star, often inscribed in a circle.
There are versions in which the ring is depicted the pentagram.
The origin of the statements
There is a popular misconception that aphorism is of biblical origin. It is not, although "Epistle to Corinthians" really says that everything on earth is temporary. This "temporary" refers to human suffering. But the exact words "And this too shall pass" is not in the Bible.
This Sufi wisdom, the expression of which can be found in the works of the Persian poets of the middle ages. Very often, this expression is found in Hebrew and in Turkish language. The saying originated in the medieval Levant approximately in the 13th century.
Thanks Sufi poet Attar of Nishapur was a Persian king who asked the wise men to name one phrase that you could say in any situation and in any place. After consulting, they said: "And this too shall pass". The king was so shocked that he wrote a saying on your ring.
The saying was popular in the early 19th century in England when it appeared in a collection of tales written by English poet Edward Fitzgerald.
The aphorism used in his speech Abraham Lincoln shortly before his presidency.
Very often the phrase is found in Turkish folklore: in short stories and songs. To this day in the Turkish language is very often used this saying. It can also be seen on the silver rings of the Jews.
The value of the aphorism
This saying came from the common biblical teaching that all material things in this world are transient. Both good and bad ever take place. The phrase also implies that change is the only constant in the universe. The ability of these words to make sad people happy and happy sad comes from understanding that there are no good or bad times.
Advice 2: How to write a letter to the Universe
Writing a letter to the Universe is a small, simple ritual that helps people to achieve this. It is especially appropriate in cases when a person needs to determine exactly what he wants, or when in the exercise of his dreams plays a significant role luck.
Rules for writing letters to the Universe
The first thing you should do when writing letters is to understand what you want, and try to break a large goal into smaller tasks that can be performed sequentially. Of course, the chance that you will earn a million dollars or over a month will turn from an ordinary employee to Director of the company, Mal. But you can determine what you will need for carrying out your wishes and indicate all the points in his letter. This will help you better understand what you want, build a plan and begin its implementation.
One of the most important rules of drawing up letters to the Universe says: you must use the verbs in the present tense. You should not write: "I will get a job", because I will be talking about the indefinite future. Write: "I do get a job, I successfully pass the interview, take me for that vacancy". Be sure to visualize each paragraph: introduce yourself as you come to the office as you talk with the employer as contract. Try more vividly imagine how your wish comes true. If you prefer, pay special attention to the details.
Another important rule that cannot be broken: do not use the particle "not". For example, instead of "the wife's not cheating on me" better to write "wife is faithful to me". Use only positive attitudes.
When you are done writing, roll it and seal it in the envelope. There is in effect another rule: on the envelope must specify the address of the recipient – the symbol of infinity. If you wish, you can draw it on both sides.
The letter was written – what next?
One writing letters to the Universe is not enough – you also need to know what to do with him after. For starters, the letter should send. There are three main options. First, you can drop the letter in any mailbox. Secondly, you can tie it with thread or ribbon and put it away where no one can find it and where you do it does not come across. Thirdly, you can burn the letter, trying to imagine how your words and your desire to be free and fly away – to the destination. Select the option that will be of your liking.
And now the most important thing: forget about the letter. To wish, want to let him go free, not to keep, like an arrow strung. Try as little as possible to think about done rite and will focus on the implementation of their plans.