“From the moment we’re born we’re constantly dying, not only with each stage of life but also one day at a time. Our bodies are no longer the ones to which our mothers gave birth, as Marcus put it. Nobody is the same person he was yesterday. Realizing this makes it easier to let go: we can no more hold on to life than grasp the waters of a rushing stream.”
― Donald J. Robertson
You’re never going to be the same person you were yesterday. No one around you is going to be the same either. One of the only constants in life is change. The fact of constant change can be comforting during tumultuous times, and be disheartening during good times, as we know they won’t last. But the reality is that change brings about many of the best things about life. The death of our childhood self allows a more capable, independent adult self to be born. At each moment, we are becoming someone new. How much less full would life be if we never changed? So, while everything is impermanent, that impermanence allows for things to grow and change. However, it does not guarantee it. Who we are today will not exist tomorrow, we will be someone ever so slightly new. Therefore, we should aim at making sure that our self tomorrow is a better one than today.