Take a second to think about what that word means to you. What comes to mind? Does it freak you out and leave you feeling a little bit claustrophobic and confined? Or does it illicit the opposite feeling of comfort, happiness, and a sense of the unexpected somehow dissolving into thin air?
Either way, throw out any preconceived notions you might have of the word, and try to push away any knee jerk emotions you feel that are associated with it and just humor me here for a quick second.
Permanence, as defined in the dictionary, is “the state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.”
It is also synonymous with stability, constancy, and durability to name a few words.
Kind of sounds like forever right? But nothing is forever. That is simply just not possible. The Earth is marred by natural disasters, people are torn from each other’s lives every day through death, and blessings sometimes seem like fleeting dreams. Something is only a reality when the correct conditions manifest. Otherwise, it will no longer be.
So please just remember; our biggest mistake lies in our inability to see that neither our blessings nor hardships are permanent. They are what they are in that moment. Situations, gains, losses, and even the people in our lives can be there one second and just as easily gone in the next.