Sunday, September 20, 2015

Everything Changes

In the class Rick and I are taking there is much emphasis on impermanence.  Of course mindfulness and meditation go hand in hand with the understanding that change takes place in our lives every day.
Everything changes, nothing lasts for ever.  You can say that statement quickly, not think about it, and it becomes a sentiment.  But, when you contemplate the truth, that everything changes and nothing lasts for ever, it becomes life changing.

One of the meditations talks about thinking of you age, right now, how many years you have lived.
Think about how fast they have gone by, how quickly you have arrived at this moment.  Now think about your life 10 to 20 years from now, how fast those years will be over and that moment will be now.  That is how impermanent this life is.  There is change every day of our lives.  We might not notice those changes, but learning to be mindful, to be here in the now, we began to embrace all that takes place.

I hope your Sunday has been peaceful, I hope your week is filled with good things.  Don't forget to breathe and laugh out loud.


  1. That's why I often say to myself that I'm exactly where I am supposed to be. I make plans but often something else comes up to take it's place. It's as it should be. Living in the moment is accepting what is happening in the moment. Not always easy.

    Life is going so very fast even faster as we age.

    Have a great week.

  2. Ten, then twenty, then....the decades keep rolling on. Now each day has a new perspective to those years.
    Such a lovely post, Jilda.

  3. I resist change. It is hard to alter my way of life.

  4. What a great thought! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. As I age, I see this more and more... I remember being in my 20's thinking my 40's were far away, now that I am in my 50's I can see how fast my 40's went ... living in the moment is all we have xox