It is as if you saw millions of lights flickering against the background of an unfathomable darkness. If you concentrate your sight on any one of these illumined spots, you will see its light disappearing in the very next moment and appearing again in a different spot in the following moment.
As to the people of “unveiling,” they see God manifesting Himself with every Breath, no single self-manifestation being repeated twice. They see also by an immediate vision that every single self-manifestation gives rise to a new creation and annihilates a creation (i.e., the “creation” that has preceded), and that the disappearance of the latter at every (new) self-manifestation is “annihilation” whereas “subsistence” is caused by what is furnished (immediately) by the following self-manifestation.
Thus in Ibn ‘Arabî's thought, everything in the world (and therefore the world itself) is constantly changing, but underlying this universal flux of changing things there is Something eternally unchanging.