Impermanence - Mindfulness

Impermanence, also known as the philosophical problem of change, is a philosophical concept addressed in a variety of religions and philosophies.

“Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment.”- Dalai Lama

Just as negative occurrences are not permanent, neither are positive ones. Realizing this is important to constructing a balanced perspective. Becoming aware of the impermanence of all situations can fuel one’s passion for relishing and savoring the wonderful parts of life.

As far as classical Buddhism is concerned, impermanence is the number one inescapable, and essentially painful, fact of life. Practitioners have always understood impermanence as the cornerstone of Buddhist teachings and practice. All that exists is impermanent; nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped or held onto. When we don’t fully appreciate this simple but profound truth we suffer.

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Impermanence is a somber realization, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing- thinking positivity, impermanence means that even the toughest, darkest times will end eventually.

The only constant in the world is change- accepting that helps to open the door to gratitude of the things we have here and helps to be present in the here and now :sunrise:

Thanks for this beautiful lesson and mediation, @Silverbear! :heart:

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