Blog Posts - Impermanence



IMPERMANENCE: The ever-persisting cycle of youth and age

In central Beijing on a cool, smoggy Monday morning, an old man who’d come down from a village in the north to visit his successful […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 28, 2016

Manifest Change with My Free Printable Healing Cards

It's that season again to reflect on endings and transitions.Whether change is forced upon us or we are consciously seeking it out, we either need to learn to adjust or initiate it.Once we have the will and commitment to embrace the new, letting go o...
by Cosmic Faery's Journal on Oct 26, 2015

FIND JOY AT WORK: Using mindfulness practice to find ease and equanimity in the workplace

“We can work in such a way that we realize we have a lot of choices in what we do and how we do it. […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Apr 29, 2015

Embracing Uncertainty

Anything is possible.Always.Even at times when you think nothing is happening, change is on its way.My life is changing.Just a few months ago back in November, I thought that despite some unsettling events, my path ahead was clear.But then a chance e...
by Cosmic Faery's Journal on Jan 12, 2015

THE MONK’S TALE: Enjoy your slice of happiness while you have it

Excerpted from The Monk’s Tale: Stories about Happiness by Nathan Tamblyn, in which the author philosophizes on the transient nature of happiness and the good, […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://ww...
by The Mindful Word on Dec 7, 2014

Wabi-Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection

By Tai Carmen “Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent & incomplete.” ~ Leonard Koren “Wabi is the beauty that springs from the creative energy that flows in all things, animate or not. It’s a beauty that, l...

Body and Spirit: Embracing 'Wabi-Sabi'; How the Concept of Appreciating Imperfection and Loving Broken Things Can Change Your Life

If you don't already know about it, let me introduce you to the Zen concept of Wabi and Sabi. Wabi is the beauty found in things simple, imperfect and natural. Sabi is the beauty found in things worn and weathered with time and us...
by Eco-Style Life Beau Monde on Feb 11, 2014

Don’t live your life as if you were never going to die.

Everyone dies. We all know it, but most of us live our lives as if we were going to live forever. What’s wrong with that? You might ask. Nothing, except that you might waste your life and, for sure, you’ll … Continue reading →...

Broken is Beautiful

“For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a lovely ring to it. But when I put this glass on the shelf an...
by Robert Peake, Code Poet on Aug 24, 2013

Don’t waste your life

  It doesn’t matter whether you think this is the only life you’ll have, or whether you think you’ll have a succession of them (and already have), or whether you […]...
by Happy Honkers on May 15, 2013

Demolition zone – city of my past.

  The central business district of Christchurch, New Zealand is  a demolition zone. I used to live in Christchurch, back in the  seventies. I did my tertiary education there and [...]...
by Happy Honkers on Mar 13, 2013

Buddhism 101: Impermanence ~ 48 hours Is All It took For Sunspots Bigger Than Six Earths To Form

The bottom two black spots on the sun, known as sunspots, appeared quickly over the course of Feb. 19-20, 2013. These two sunspots are part of the same system and are over six Earths across. This image combines images from two instruments on NASA...

Soundgarden’s ‘King Animal’

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs at London's Hyde Park in July. "Been Away Too Long" is the lead single from the first Soundgarden album since 1996 The band's sound manages to be as ageless as it is anachronistic The album follows their root sou...
by Online Media News on Nov 13, 2012

Rainy day

This rainy day has inspired the strangest thoughts...I found myself gazing into the soggy garden, looking at the decaying blossoms and the watered down flowers, the slowly dying daffodils and small weeds and wild herbs, which have taken hold in some...
by Dormitorio Fresco on Mar 31, 2012

impermanence. everywhere. always.

By the roadside grew A rose of Sharon. My horse Has just eaten it.        -Matsuo Basho photo via Stargazer Perennials (spring will come) wisdom via Wabi Sabi-The Art of Everyday Life, by Diane Durston (there...
by Clutterquake on Mar 15, 2011


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