I originally posted this several months ago but I sometimes have to remind myself of the big stuff:
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Now when you read this you might suppose that something bad has happened. In fact, it has not. Something good is happening. And it is change. And in order to get to that moment of change, lots of other things have to happen. That’s where most of my reactions come in to play I think. Those other things that have to happen have the greatest impact on me. The change itself is nice but expected. The things in between now and change are the ones that are sometimes unexpected, or stressful.
After all this rambling, what I am trying to say is that it is so important for us all to remember that lesson of impermanence. Nothing ever remains the same, so don’t expect that it will. Knowing this will lessen suffering and we will be happier for that. We will be able to more easily celebrate change because it is to be expected.