Change

All we have is the here and now.  I talk a lot about being mindful, feeling your feet connected to the earth and keeping your head where your hands are.  Sounds simple hey?  Well it's not and it takes practise.  We get swept away in this game of life and it takes discipline to feel peace.  I'm a constant work in progress, you?

Today I spent time with my family out the back.  Our youngest was painting her clay creations, the older one was practising her netball and my husband was reading his cycling magazine.  For about half an hour I sat in the sun and just watched.  My mind was racing - the washing that needed to be done, the dishes were piled up, I could go on.  BUT I remembered that all we have is now.  I want to stop and constantly smell the roses, because before I know it  our girls will be grown up and have left home.  Nothing stays the same - I'll enjoy today.


 

Impermanence is one of the essential doctrines or three marks of existence in Buddhism. The term expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, or in a constant state of flux.

“Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.”
— W. Somerset Maugham


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