“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
– Eric Hoffer
Change is permanent in a world of impermanence. Transitions can be painful and filled with turmoil. In these tumultuous times, the old and the new rise in mutiny against each other, clashing like incompatible colours on a palate. While a new life beckons to us in the horizon, the old ways are still ubiquitous. We temporarily swing between where we are and where we know we should be, learning to bear with the cognitive dissonance that is inevitable.
The most significant part of change occurs in the non-physical dimension. William Blake said, “this life’s five windows of the soul distorts the heavens from pole to pole.” If we only perceive the world through the five senses, we will be misled to believe that change has not happened before we can physically experience it. The truth is, the greatest part of change has occurred before we can see it. The winds of change have swept us up quietly and discreetly.
Though the transition may be tumultuous, we can find an immutable source of strength if we look within ourselves. Our spirits are enduring and imperishable though we live in a world of change. If we are bold and persist through the transition, a new vista will greet us at the break of dawn. The dark night will soon turn into a beautiful memory. If only we presently have the benefit of hindsight, we will be able to see how close we are to the light though it now appears as if we are trudging through the mire.
For now, we must press on with a steady vision of the new life ahead. There is a density that constantly attempts to pull us into the past, but we can free ourselves from its weight if we remember that our power lies solely in the present moment. It is time to embrace change with a full heart and an unbreakable spirit.
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