Meditations 4.36:

“Constant awareness that everything is born from change. The knowledge that there is nothing nature loves more than to alter what exists and make new things like it. All that exists is the seed of what will emerge from it. You think the only seeds are the ones that make plants or children? Go deeper.”

Change is the rule, not the exception. The appearance of stability and constancy, wherever it may seem to exist, is an illusion.

You like the way things are? Brace yourself. This won’t last.

Dissatisfied with the way things are? Patience. This won’t last.

I can try to resist this reality (and I regularly do—we all do), but that approach is an exercise in futility.

Better to ride the waves of change than swim against them.