Life sure is transient. In fact, as every Witch knows, change is the only permanence. Far too often this is forgotten in daily life and the focus is upon some distance goal or what our memories tell us has happened. Such a manner of existing removes our consciousness from the here and now. As such, we are never truly present in the moment of transformation.
Change is continuous. Each and every moment is the womb unto the next and the tomb of the last. Each moment is one of change and transformation. Part of living the life of the Witch is applying the arte of change to our life. This is why the Craft is called a craft. It is an art form.
In order to wear the Crown of Sovereignty over our own lives in the here and the now the Witch must master the ability to be present at the crossroads of change that is this instance—each and every instance. The reason for this is so that the Witch whom desires to shape and mold their own life can touch upon the moment of transformation and use it as a catalyst under their Will. This cannot be done if the individual is too focused upon the past or even the future. This does not mean we should discard these times, nay, but that instead even these should become tools of the Witch in the application of their crafting of the now.
There are many ways to do all of this. The easiest method though, that I have found, is simply to recall in the moment a focus thereof as well as the transient nature of such. For me, I engrain this into the mind through using a daily affirmation and by expending the effort to be mindful of the now. It is not easy and it takes practice, but practice is what a Witch does.
“Lost in a thicket bare-foot upon a thorned path.”