There is no such thing as permanence at all. Everything is constantly changing. Everything is in a flux. Because you cannot face the impermanence of all relationships, you invent sentiments, romance, and dramatic emotions to give them certainty. Therefore you are always in conflict.— U.G. Krishnamurti
Empowering Impermanence quotations
Everything is impermanent. Knowing this, just relax.
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.
It is not impermanence that makes us suffer.
What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.
Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.
By contemplating the impermanence of everything in the world, we are forced to recognize that every time we do something could be the last time we do it, and this recognition can invest the things we do with a significance and intensity that would otherwise be absent. We will no longer sleepwalk through our life.
Our lives are written in disappearing ink.
Once we see that everything is impermanent and ungraspable and that we create a huge amount of suffering if we are attached to things staying the same, we realize that relaxing and letting go is a wiser way to live. Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring about them in a flexible and wise way.
Don't cling to things because everything is impermanent.
I think we defy entropy and impermanence with our films and our poems.
We hold onto each other a little harder and say, 'I will not let go. I do not accept the ephemeral nature of this moment. I'm going to extend it...forever. Or at least I'm going to try.'
IF YOU WOULD BE FREE OF GREED, FIRST YOU HAVE TO LEAVE EGOTISM BEHIND.
THE BEST MENTAL EXERCISE FOR RELINQUISHING EGOTISM IS CONTEMPLATING IMPERMANENCE.
Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.
If we are not empty, we become a block of matter.
We cannot breathe, we cannot think. To be empty means to be alive, to breathe in and to breathe out. We cannot be alive if we are not empty. Emptiness is impermanence, it is change. We should not complain about impermanence, because without impermanence, nothing is possible.
Twitter is very impulsive and impermanent and you only have 140 characters.
There is no greater 'Emperor' of Twitter than Stephen Fry.
Advanced Courses [in Scientology] are the most valuable service on the planet.
Life insurance, houses, cars, stocks, bonds, college savings, all are transitory and impermanent... There is nothing to compare with Advanced Courses. They are infinitely valuable and transcend time itself.
"All conditioned things are impermanent" - when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.
Impermanence is a principle of harmony.
When we don't struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.
Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.
Life's impermanence, I realized, is what makes every single day so precious.
It's what shapes our time here. It's what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted.
Impermanence is not something to be afraid of. It's the evolution, a never-ending horizon.
What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.
For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.
Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.
One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.
The notion is called wabi-sabi life, like the cherry blossom, it is beautiful because of its impermanence, not in spite of it, more exquisite for the inevitability of loss.
Be present, from moment to moment, right in the middle of the real stream of time. That gives you spiritual security. That is why in Buddhism we don't try to escape from impermanence; we face time itself in our daily living.
In the face of impermanence, if your next thought is good, this is what we call the realization body.
The impermanence of the universe is manifest, inescapable.
I know that, yet I am immoderately attached to this life, these pleasures, this place.
Lack of love for the vegetative, subtle, cthonic, pagan, and sexy aspect of the world means death.
I will garden on the double run, my rhythm obvious in the ringing rakes, and trust in fate to keep me poor and kind and work until my heart is short, then go out slowly with a feeble grin, my fingers flexing but my eyes gone gray from cramps and the lack of oxygen.
It is good to have a reminder of death before us, for it helps us to understand the impermanence of life on this earth, and this understanding may aid us in preparing for our own death. He who is well prepared is he who knows that he is nothing compared with Wakan-Tanka, who is everything; then he knows that world which is real.
The impermanent, which is the body, is given too much importance.
The permanent, which is the Atman, is completely forgotten. This should change.
Impermanence is the very essence of joy-the drop of bitterness that enables one to perceive the sweet.
Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme.
Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.
Leaving the people and places you love, is a reminder of the impermanence of this life. And the permanence of the next.
In our instinctive attachments, our fear of change, and our wish for certainty and permanence, we may undercut the impermanence which is our greatest strength, our most fundamental identity. Without impermanence, there is no process. The nature of life is change. All hope is based on process.