Change! Many times comes across as an Utopic state of mind that we embrace when we seek an excuse not to deal with an already existing issue. When Change is talked about in general context, it tends to be seen from a surface perspective, almost like we really don’t mean it or perhaps we didn’t think so deeply about what we truly desire to be different. It actually takes a heart beat for Change to happen but that heart beat could be eons away.
Michelangelo is alleged to have said that when he set out to sculpt a statue from a formless block of marble, he sought only to remove the excess marble from the statue that was already there inside the block.
Change from what I have learnt is come to be known as a process that involves certain ideas that would include self-awareness, self-knowledge, improving or learning new skills, identity/self-esteem, developing strengths or talents improving wealth, spiritual development as well which in itself can only become an experience. Identifying or improving potential, building employability or human capital, enhancing lifestyle or the quality of life, improving health, fulfilling aspirations, initiating a life enterprise or personal autonomy, defining and executing. Change doesn’t stop there, for if change will affect individualy, it will cause personal development, social change, change in moral standards and the list goes on. It stirs me into a state of awe when I hear people screaming vote for Change, and I ask myself, ‘Have I changed enough to accept the change?’. If that is not in place, in my oppinion we are not ready for change. We must change ourselves before we can talk about changing the things that happen around us.
We don’t want Change because some people will rather let things be the way nature of the universe plays out and not try to interfere with it. Instead they seek to understand it and try to go in line with it.