Everything Must Change

The Buddha taught that all conditioned things are impermanent. Everything must change.

What are conditioned things? Anything that is subject to causes and conditions is a conditioned thing.

This means your body, your children, your home, your city, your country, your planet and your universe are conditioned things and they are subject to change.

The song goes something like this, “The Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble, but our love is here to stay.” Don’t believe it! Even true love evolves.

Eckhart Tolle teaches, “Even the sun will die.”

When we recognize the insight of impermanence, we can learn to be in the present moment and take life just as it is.

A lot of our suffering is related to wanting things to stay the way they are. Nature says they don’t.

What comes to mind when you think about impermanence? Please share your comments, questions and insights.

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