Persian proverb says: “This too shall pass” indicating that all material conditions are temporary.
In Buddhism, one of the three marks of existence is impermanence (anicca), which too refers to the fact that all conditioned things are in a constant state of flux.
In the 60’s Bob Dylan sang that “The Times They Are a-Changin'”, and even the Starks from The Game of Thrones warn that “the winter is coming”, expressing the fact that better times (summer) are followed by a little rougher times (winter).
I don’t know if it’s the winter that’s coming, but I feel that the change is already here before our baby-girl! Some of these changes have been natural and somewhat expected. I am not that naïve that I would believe that becoming a parent doesn’t change the game, but some of these changes in our lives have got me off guard, to say the least. [Read more…]