Be the change. How many times have I said that? Only slightly more than I have heard it said. Lately I have been wondering about the energy behind my pronouncement. Not so much what it means, but what propels my inner change agent. What commits me to becoming the change that I want to see in the world? And, how do I live that change?
A change agent is a wind rider, a walker between worlds, a rebel with a cause. They live in the mundane while alert to the thermals of possibility. With courage and curious daring, they jump into the current and ride it to a place of hopes and dreams realized. They blaze a trail for us to follow; a change agent isn’t afraid to step into an uncertain world. They are prepared to discover, and use, the stuff of transformation.
Because, really, isn’t transformation to a better way the change that all of us want to see? Sometimes we forget that change seldom happens with a big splash. Most of the time change begins with our small, inconsequential actions. Little by little, act by intentional act, we build the foundation of change. Our change’s ability to within stand harsh, critical conditions in the world is inevitably tested.
Through tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, flood, our change is challenged. Maybe our foundation cracks; perhaps it is washed away. We do not need to return to the beginning and start over. Instead, we seek out the parts of our change that were durable enough to withstand the storm. Change agents might despair, but they never give up. With a core of steel and a flexible mindset, they rebuild stronger, more durable.
Be the changes isn’t some trite saying. It is not for the timid. Be the change means trying just one more time. Be the change means somehow, some way you do impact the world. Be the change means recognizing the change in the world is a reflection of you.
Vanessa F. Hurst, ms, is a Mindful Coach, Neural Synchrony™ facilitator, Professional Speaker, and Author who weaves her inner wisdom into all she touches. Vanessa assists clients in navigating their life paths with intuition. Her books are A Constellation of Connections: Contemplative Relationships and Engaging Compassion Through Intent & Action. Contact Vanessa @ firstname.lastname@example.org for keynotes, programs, and consultations.