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Repeatedly dwell on the swiftness of the passage and departure of things that are and of things that come to be. For substance is like a river in perpetual flux, its activities are in continuous changes, and its causes in myriad varieties, and there is scarce anything which stands still, even what is near at hand; dwell, too, on the infinite gulf of the past and the future, in which all things vanish away. Then how is he not a fool who in all this is puffed up or distracted or takes it hardly, as if he were in some lasting scene, which has troubled him for so long?

— Marcus Aurelius – Meditations – Book V – 23 (Translated by A S L Farquharson)

Substance is like a river in perpetual flux

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  1. True ,we all know that change is the only constant factor in life.The old had to go away so that the new can be created,born but still we cling to things.letting go,accepting the unknown can never be embraced easily.Breathing…without which we can not survive too tells that we take in and then we have to let go.God has His ways to tell us about the essence but we learn our lessons hard way.
    namita

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