“Meditate often on the swiftness with which all that exists and is coming into being is swept by us and carried away. For substance is like a river’s unending flow, its activities continually changing and causes infinitely shifting so that almost nothing at all stands still.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
It is important to take time out to observe life as it continues around us. But do not be deceived into thinking that, because you are standing still, the particular circumstances of your life have come to a halt too. Life goes on. Everything continues to change, and that includes you. You are different now. Keep moving on.