A Way To Changing Change

The great debate since 1920:

do you remove a band-aid with one swift yank, or peel back the edge a little bit at a time?

The great debate since the start of time:

is swift and radical the way to create change, or is slow and gentle the more effective path?

 

I heard several people make reference to how change should occur over the past couple of weeks. Enough so my attention was captured and curiosity piqued for a deeper look.

At this point in meandering musings I’ve arrived at –

Long story short – change happens.

Short story long – we like to think we know best how change should happen, and more often than not end up in the struggles of control with something that won’t be controlled.

 

No One Way To Change

 

We look for big changes as little ones slip under the radar, and little changes when big ones appear too big.

We look to slow down when the pace is too fast, and eager to hurry up when change comes too slow.

We look to feel safe and calm when crazy goes wild, and shake things up if mired too long in “same old, same old”.

 

Much of the time we end up wanting change to be something other than what we have.

Just because we have a preference for how we want change to occur doesn’t mean change will.

 

Change happens the way change happens.

We are where we are today because of subtle evolutions as much as big bangs.

Small course corrections are needed as much as large explosions.

 

Becoming a part of change allows us to access an energy far beyond what we have to work with on our own.

But remaining apart with expectations and controls sets us up for struggling against.

 

When coping with change we might do better to think in terms of being aligned rather than speed, size or order.

Instead of deciding how change should take place, maybe we should listen to how change has already started.

We’ll hear plenty of clues for knowing what is needed to move forward.

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Lorraine

Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.

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