As a Sikh, I lean on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the founder of our religion. They remind us that pleasure and pain are two robes in our wardrobe. Each of us dons one or the other in turn. We need to cultivate the state of mind that welcomes both and anticipates the change of seasons with patience and equanimity. Each moment heralds the new and anticipated; some changes are more welcome than others. Variety is the richness of life. Accept it and work with it.
“Guru Granth,” the central religious Scripture of Sikhism, tells us that even the most undesirable event can become the positive agent of change. Remember that this, too, shall pass.