The Gift of Impermanence

Most people see impermanence as an unfortunate fact that we must deal with; or, when things are difficult, on the contrary, we might be grateful to think the situation will inevitably change.  From the Dharmic point of view, however, both these attitudes fail to grasp the rich value of a true understanding of anicca, impermanence, perpetual flow and change. As Pema Chodron said, if we understand it deeply, “Impermanence is a principle of harmony.”  This Sunday, Ginny led our exploration of this deeper truth, and the ways it can contribute to a fuller life.