Permanence

One of my friends said this profound statement the other day:

“The only thing we can be certain of is death”

(This quote is usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who wittily added that we can also only be certain of taxes!)

Interestingly, when I was doing some reading in anticipation of this post, I came across another quote, this time attributed to Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher:

“The only constant in life is change”

This is something I’ve been reflecting on for a bit recently. Is change good? Is it bad? Is it neither? Perhaps better said, it is the Pattern of Reality. Whether we view change as good or bad, depends on our perspective of it.

We live our lives every day, changing in small ways that we don’t notice, until suddenly we step back and no longer recognise the person we once were.

How will you allow yourself to change over the coming year?