Everything is impermanent, constantly changing. But it is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not. Impermanence is a great blessing. Thanks to impermanence, we can transform suffering into joy, samsara into nirvana. We can convert this mind away from creating, perpetuating, and preserving ego toward cultivation of love and peace. That can be done. It is a miracle, but it can be done. It simply requires letting go of everything, including everyone and everything we love, everything we fear, everything we desire, and everything we hope for. It means letting go of myself and my life completely. It means seeing that all things are born completely new in each moment.

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