We live in a state of constant change. The only thing constant about our existence is in fact, change. What does this mean? Nothing ever repeats itself. Nothing ever repeats itself. Nothing ever repeats itself. Wait...haven't I heard that somewhere before?
While each moment is completely new and independent of the one that came before, the meaning you put into that moment, how you personally define that moment, can be by assigning a repeating pattern...and in a lot of cases in our day to day lives, we have the perception of a repeating pattern. To stay present we must start to recognize our patterns.