The Permanent gives birth to the impermanent. The changing arises from the Changeless. Tao is the root of yin and yang. We who play roles of impermanence, as mind-body events, are as waves rippling through an ocean. Our greater reality is the ocean. Our sense of smallness and insularity is only a temporary identity which will eventually be transcended as we awaken to the rediscovery of our changeless, imperishable reality as Spirit .