Things arise and pass away. Our natural tendency is to make them solid, to get stuck in our perception, the form, to come to definite conclusions about what is happening. However, all the images and inferences we have in our mind can be very deceptive. Sometimes. we need to hold things lightly, to wait until what is happening reveals itself, rather than getting caught up in the sign before us.
Whenever something can be distinguished by signs
there is deception
The Diamond Sutra, discourse of the Buddha to the monk Subhuti