A Jolt of impermanence

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On my path, one of the core teachings that I have struggled with is the concept of impermanence.  Everything is changing, thus any moment that one has had will never be repeated.  I have had that feeling on Tuesday of last week.  I was jolted back to reality and reminded that life, and careers, are impermanent. For almost five years I had went to work as scheduled.  I performed my normal tasks, along with any others the managers requested.  The sudden “normal” was taken from me.  Instead, I was jolted back to the fact that I would not longer have a career as of 1:00 PM CST.  A jolt is defined as “a push or shake (something or someone) abruptly or roughly.  I was abruptly shaken by feelings that I did not know I could possess towards my career.

For numerous years, I was semi-defined by the position I held.  I was not a manager, per-say simply for the fact that I had no direct reports.  I did however, see make sure that the day to day operations ran smoothly, paperwork was completed, and any other task that they felt I could handle.  Now, I am embarking on a new path.  One I started before the jolt of internal company-wide restructuring happened.  Life is what you make it. It is impermanent.  It is ever-changing.  Yet, who knows what is good and what is bad?
Simple take each day, one at a time, and follow the gentle (somethings harsh) ebb and flow of events as they come.

~J.J.~

3 thoughts on “A Jolt of impermanence

    • Hello rogershipp,
      At the time, it was more of lightening striking through me. In the days that have passed, it is a good thing. Onward and upwards to new adventures!

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