In reading Impossible Thinking published by the Wharton School, their business model of change is neither a blind leap nor in the dark but rather a measured shift - parallel paths of two existing ideas followed purposefully through a fog of exploration until one path outpaces the other and allows you to let go of one and swing to the other like a trapeze.
I think about change because I’m in constant change and there are many varieties to choose from.
Measured calculated change, ass-backwards change, anticipated change, imagined and manifested change, out-of-the-blue change, bright-idea-at-the-time change and lastly, the I-must-be nuts-change (let me tell you about the elevator story sometime).
Now sometimes I’ve landed on solid, soft ground and other times I’ve landed in the jaws of swirling waters, into the free-fall of deep space or onto a burning fire. Sometimes change has been almost too easy and other times it’s been unexpected, unendurable and explosive. There are times when I’ve been crushed and other times when I have bounced.
And all I can tell you is that I keep getting up AND WILL keep getting up as a lifestyle.
There is no protecting ourselves from the sky, the sea, the storm or the calm. No protection from the fog or worse – the silence, darkness or emptiness. There is no shade from cruelty only deflection.
But if we insulate from those things and close down the hatches, how will we ever be open enough to feel the warmth of the sun when it appears suddenly and without warning? How will we ever be able to seize the day when dawn and dark become so intertwined that we can not tell the difference?
Now you must think that something has happened to cause this current reflection. And what I can tell you is that nothing out of the ordinary is transpiring. It’s is just a Monday. A new day in a new week that sets the tone for something wonderful/horrible/exciting/humdrum & delicious to emerge.