Thursday, January 25, 2007


One of the great meditative principles is that of impermanence. And impermanence means change. It's understandable to resist change; fear of the unknown is normal. And yet, we need to cultivate an appreciation for change because it will happen anyway. Look at what Alan Cohen has to say about it:
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
And here's something Benjamin Franklin said:
When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
The reality of change is very encouraging when we want to change. Impermanence means that change is possible, that we're not stuck. And that's good news!

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