While a fundamental – and undeniably practical – notion of Buddhist thought, sometimes we forget . . .
Blossoms bloom due to a series of conditions that bring about its blooming. Leaves dry and fall from due to conditions that cause them to do so.
Blossoms do not bloom unconditioned; a leaf does not fall for no reason.
And so everything has its arising and passing away, nothing remains unchanged.
It is the everlasting and unchanging natural law: Everything comes about due to a series of causes and conditions; everything disappears by the same law.
Within this ongoing process, nothing remains unchanged for even a simple second.
Rejoice! It is within change that all opportunities abide.
~If this resonates with you, neither grief or a broken heart, or fear, precludes you from learning more.