What’s remarkable when you look back across the years is you see with more clarity that true change takes time.
True, sustainable change takes longer than we’d like to think. From personal experience, it’s occurred across years. As someone who both fears yet desires change, it’s been a scary and enlightening process for me. I’ve learned the greatest lessons looking back over the last eight years, especially with the emphasis on inner work and therapy in the past three years. And as I continue on my path, I know my learning will only continue.
What I’ve learned at this point is: if it’s sustainable change we want, change that becomes embodied as who we are, it takes time. It takes self-compassion and balanced action. True change requires patience. These are not what I would consider strengths for many of us in the fast-paced, tech-dependent society we live in today. Patience was certainly not my strength in past years, and it’s something I’m continuously working on. If we uncover what’s underneath the adage of time and patience (something we’ve all heard before), we can understand true change at a deeper level. Let’s begin with how the very aspect of wanting change can keep us stuck.[Read more…] about Why True Change Takes Time