‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.‘
Learning to Hold the Questions
Some time ago I had the privilege of attending an Educators Conference
facilitated by a well-known Australian psychologist, Andrew Fuller.
He had a profoundly spiritual effect when he posed the following questions to the audience:
- When did you stop singing?
- When did you stop dancing?
- When did you stop listening to and telling stories?
- When did you become disenchanted with the sacred place of silence?
The auditorium was silent for many minutes, considering the questions that he posed to modern 21st Century humanity. There was a hushed reverence as the powerful truths contained in the simple questions filtered through our minds.
We had to acknowledge the reality that we had changed. Unwittingly, subtly and insidiously, external forces and internal needs had conspired to change us without our permission or awareness and we had unknowingly lost something very precious in that process.
A step toward courage:
Notice how the questions challenge you to acknowledge that change has already occurred.
What are you going to do with your capacity to change?
Would love to hear your thoughts!