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Impermanence Makes Everything Possible

We are often sad and suffer a lot when things change, but change and impermanence have a positive side.  Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.  Life itself is possible.  If a grain of corn is not impermanent, it can never be transformed into a stalk of corn.  If the stalk were not impermanent, it could never provide us with the ear of corn we eat.  If your daughter is not impermanent, she cannot grow up to become a woman.  Then your grandchildren would never manifest.  So instead of complaining about impermanence, we should say, “Warm welcome and love live impermanence.”  We should be happy.  When we see the miracle of impermanence our sadness and suffering will pass.

~Thich Nhat Hanh