The Kybalion - The Law of Change
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundEchoes of the I Ching
A description of the experience
Under and behind all outward appearances or manifestations, there must always be a Substantial Reality. This is the Law.
Man considering the Universe, of which he is a unit, sees nothing but change in matter, forces, and mental states. He sees that nothing really IS, but that everything is BECOMING and CHANGING.
Nothing stands still — everything is being born, growing, dying — the very instant a thing reaches its height, it begins to decline — the law of rhythm is in constant operation — there is no reality, enduring quality, fixity, or substantiality in anything — nothing is permanent but Change.
He sees all things evolving from other things, and resolving into other things — a constant action and reaction; inflow and outflow; building up and tearing down; creation and destruction; birth, growth and death. Nothing endures but Change. And if he be a thinking man, he realizes that all of these changing things must be but outward appearances or manifestations of some Underlying Power — some Substantial Reality.