Posts Tagged ‘impermanence’


Do not resist change:
Impermanence is beauty
Disguised as sorrow.


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Hold on tight and dream:
Drop all your expectations
While the wave sweeps you.

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Stairway © Yol Swan

When things fall apart,
the mind throws a tantrum,
demanding to have things back
the way they were before
they crumbled.

Fear and hope get in the way
and past wounds come alive
to prevent me from moving on.

Yet I am moving.
Life has its own momentum,
its own direction and impulse;
the roller coaster ride ends
only when it ends.

I embrace the grief,
welcome the pain,
and continue the journey
of change and dissolution.

Love is fragile.
Nothing is permanent
but impermanence itself.
The middle way is open wide:
I accept things the way they are,
as they were meant to be,
turn, hurt, and resolve.

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Autumn Leaves

The wind sweeps the reds,
browns, and golds of leaves
off the ground,
in playful spirals of color and dust.

They turn and twirl,
quietly accumulating
in dark corners and crooks,
then resurfacing, unannounced,
like emotional wounds
unsuspectedly startled
from comfortable, forgotten places.

Rusty feelings of hope and fear
awaken the pain of separation,
of broken illusions,
of desire and rejection,
of past tears and hurts hiding
in the lonely corners of the heart.

Autumn is a beautiful reminder
that life is but impermanence
and change,
heading into the stillness
of winter’s imminent death.

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