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LATEST DIALOGUES Everything Passes


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Everything passes.  It’s the one thing you can count on.  So no matter whether you feel depressed, anxious, angry, elated or blissful, it will pass.  And the next thing will arise and it will pass.  You may then notice that presence seems to remain as the context in which everything comes and goes.  You may try to hang your hat on that.  But even that will pass.  You will awaken even from that awakening. And if you see that this is the nature of life, an ever-changing river of experience, then you will never suffer again.  To suffer is to carry something over in time.  It is to falsely believe that you have captured this river in some way.  Suffering cannot happen when you see that everything passes.

First published on Scott Kiloby’s blog

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Scott Kiloby is the author of Love’s Quiet Revolution: The End of the Spiritual Search, Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment, Living Realization: Your Present Experience As It Is, Living Relationship: Finding Harmony with Others. Scott has developed the “Living Inquiries”, which are tools for seeing the emptiness of self as it shows up in relationships. He is also the creator of a new addiction/recovery approach called Natural Rest for Addiction. Scott has recently opened the Kiloby Center for Recovery in Palm Springs, California, an addiction/anxiety/depression treatment center certified by the State of California. Scott’s main website is This site contains writings, videos, and audio interviews with a wide diversity of teachers, authors, scientists, and psychologists as well as information about the Facilitators of Scott's work. The Natural Rest website is To learn more about the Kiloby Center, visit

One Response to “Everything Passes”

  1. August 08, 2015 at 9:24 pm, John Sharman said:

    Yes, suffering cannot happen when I see that everything passes… and the most fundamental thing that must pass is the idea of a being a separate self. There is no “me” to capture the river – I am the river.

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