Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meditation 8.24.11

"That nothing is static or fixed, that all is fleeting and impermanent, is the first mark of existence. It is the ordinary state of affairs. Everything is in process. Everything—every tree, every blade of grass, all the animals, insects, human beings, buildings, the animate and the inanimate—is always changing, moment to moment."
- Pema Chodron from The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

Impermanence has been on my mind a lot lately. I see it in the face of my son and how much that little face has changed in only a matter of weeks. We are all changing, evolving with every moment, but never is it as visible as with a child. He will only be a baby, my baby for such a short period of time. Sometimes the beauty of this time gets clouded by his cries or my lack of sleep, but I am trying to appreciate every moment as it comes. They are truly beautiful and are so quickly moving past.


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