my faith teaches that nothing is permanent. all is change. whether good or bad, it too, shall pass. avoiding or resisting it only increases suffering. but change cannot be embraced because it is in motion. we can only move with it, accepting things as they are, or changing our attitude toward them. as i walk into yet another new job situation next month, i will remind myself that suffering is not mandatory, nor is it a byproduct of change. and i will allow each new experience to pass through my hair like a warm wind, without grasping for what was never meant to be. i, too, am change.