On a conference call this morning with friends around the world talking about skillful being with change, I had this thought that because change happens anyway, any story we have about it is equally valid. And so, in choosing to be with changing times and changing environments, we can choose the way in which we see change.
Being the change you want to be in the world is a beautiful thought, because it invites us into embodying shift and being in one’s integrity with one’s work. Maybe too there is another level, which is to be WITH the change you want to see in the world. In a world where whatever happens is the only thing that could have, choosing to be with the changes that make sense seems to be a key capacity to staying sane and being useful.
Understand your stories of change, understand your stories about the changes going on around you and be with the ones that you want to see. The truth of it, I think, is that at any given time, there is something going on that we can choose to be with.