True Change

The desire for change almost entirely originates from the thinking mind and the ego.

It is a belief in a few thoughts. I know what's best. I have control. I am insufficient/things are not okay now.

Willpower is leveraged. To do lists are made. Apps are downloaded. Conferences are organised. All of which bolsters the sense of "I" and doing, and puts you in the driver's seat.

Can I really know what's best for me, others, and the world? It is a question worth giving more than just casual consideration. In fact, sit with it for a minute or so.

The truth is, we cannot know with certainty what is best. It could just as easily be the case that what's best for you, others, and the world is what's happening now—difficulties and imperfections included. 

If anything, this is a kinder philosophy. Kinder in the sense that we feel no need to "move forward" from our current position and start using people and resources to implement our understanding of the way things should be. We remain equal, or the same.

The desire for change is really a desire to heal. It is an indication of inner rifts that speak much more about our personal history than anything else.

If we can fully feel our desire to heal, little else is required. The acknowledgement alone begins a process of what will look like change and transformation on the outside. But if all you're doing is removing the dirt from your eye to see more clearly — which is what healing is — does anything really change in the end? Maybe a little.

What is removed is the forcing, the willpower, the pushing, and a great deal of frustration from the inevitable seeking and not finding or the seeking and finding, but realising what you found isn't exactly what you wanted.

Observe how flowers, in particular, "change." From seed, to sprouting roots, to seedling, to plant, to beautiful flower and then back to seed. It's an effortless and elegant process. No conscious thinking is involved. No willpower. But there is deep intelligence at work.