change

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Panterra fairy
Studio Panterra garden fairy (ckg photo)

What is certain in this life?

CHANGE. Only change.

If I am filled with utter happiness, I can sure that at some point, I will no longer enjoy the feeling.

If I am crying my eyes and heart in grief, I know too that that sadness will not last.

You will not last. I will not last.

The stress of this moment will not last, neither will the relaxation.

We are constantly shifting energy in a decaying body thinking fleeting thoughts and feeling a constant flow of emotion.

Whew! There’s something to observe during your next asana practice.

In the meanwhile, here’s a poem:

autumn storm

sliding on

a leafy

mess

underfoot

touching

whirlwinds

of leaves

crisp curled

past lives

living

my sky

so much

like yours

endless too

charged sun-

light’s warmth

& frisson

drew us

towards

the cronk

cronk cronk

of geese

instinctual

flight

and call

what happened

to us

unsettled

milkweed

seedpods

shatter

scattering

embryos

my life

and yours

flying

apart

the skyscape

darkens

every

shade of gray

sleet

needles

blow

8 Responses

  1. A fatalistic point of view, yet oddly comforting all the same.
    .-= Ann Martin´s last blog ..Formal Dress – Evening Gown- Prom Dress =-.

  2. I appreciated the timeliness of this article – for my life. Thank you.
    .-= Teresa Silverthorn´s last blog ..Mandala|Clear Perspective =-.

  3. Your poem is evocative and resonates with me as do your opening thoughts about impermanence.
    Namaste
    .-= timethief´s last blog ..Buddhist Meditation: Mindful Breathing Practice =-.

  4. You make good point. i have always thought it and that nothing is permanet like happiness and sadness.

    Orik
    .-= Orik Ibad´s last blog ..What Hypnosis Tricks Bush Used in His Presidency =-.

  5. Ann, “Oddly comforting,” yes. Knowing that what is happening now will not last forever can be very comforting. Pain, for instance. The tough part is convincing myself that happiness will not last forever. Geesh, I want it to so bad! Good to see you again.

  6. Theresa, By now you are in a different space. Grief does not last forever, thank the goddess!

  7. timethief, recently I heard a little inner voice, saying my middle name was CHANGE. I know you won’t be surprised by that. Someday, maybe, I’ll accept it. In the meanwhile, I write in a vain attempt to convince myself.

  8. Orik, good to see you here. Impermanence is an incredibly powerful concept/practice. We let it seep inside bit by bit.

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