“I watch the ripples change their sizeas David Bowie once crooned back in the early 70s.
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes”
A very special, dear and genuine friend recently reduced me to tears when she told me never to change. And i took it as the compliment it was given in.
Yet change is both natural and inevitable – after all isn´t it the Buddhists who remind us that everything is impermanent?
Everything is in a state of flux.
Change provides opportunities for self-development and improvement, and to experience new things. Furthermore, in Zen, all experiences are good experiences which i like as a concept, although it sometimes feels hollow when those changes don´t feel “in the natural order of things”.
Change creates energy and its dynamics charge us like a dynamo. So it´s important that we use the generated energy purposefully.
I know i am alive because i observe changes.