“Nowhere ever stays completely still. And neither do we. Wabi sabi teaches us that dynamic transience is the natural state of all things. And as change is inevitable, trying to hold on to the past or the present is pointless and stressful.” — Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Beth Kempton
Dealing with change, acknowledging the natural state of all things is to deteriorate, and then either adapting to new realities or paying the cost of renewal is hard but necessary.
The only facts of life are that change happens and it is costly. It is costly to remediate the effects of change, but it can be even more costly if we don’t adapt to the future.