“Change is the only constant thing in nature.”
Isn’t this the popular phrase that we are so much into using in order to decode the theory of a perfect life?
Surely! Change is of primary importance. It is capable of taking innumerable forms in our lives. It might come as terrible tragedies, challenging choices, screwed up relationships or even a new opportunity – a flash of hope. All in all, change is often difficult to attain. We have to give up something; we just can’t have it all. Accomplishing anything great, anything beyond our shape demands to break the shell we are confined to with so much comfort. But then, we definitely don’t get enough from our busy times to contribute into introspecting ourselves. There seems to be almost no space left for greatness, morality, ethics or some so-called self-transformation.
So, what now? Which track should one follow?
First, we are purely addicted to moving in the herd of sheep, following the safe and tested paths without even applying the least of our knowledge. All we desire is winning the race, not even achieving the goal, but, to beat the one ahead of us. And, that’s how forms the never ending cycle of the human civilisation constructed on the basis of fear and greed.
Second, the idea of change has been so much stereotyped to coming up with some out of the box never before type idea every time, that the concept of improvement shifts to passive. We detain patience over shortcuts, excellence over comparisons, standards over fame, and wisdom over success.
As beautifully quoted by the fourteenth Dalai Lama,
“We have become long on quantity but short on quality. These are times of fast food but slow digestion, steep profits but shallow relationships. It’s a time when there is much in the window but nothing inside the room.”
Transformation is a process, and as life happens, it’s a voyage of discovery and innovation in the most ordinary circumstances, meanwhile maintaining the stability in moments on high altitudes of glory and in the deep valleys of pain. Thus, in reality, life is not about solving puzzles or gaining perfection but experiencing the truth within in its untarnished form; it is about changing oneself continuously into someone better, not by competition but by introspection. It is this idea of transformation that gives birth to creativity, forming the storeys of potent generations.
“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. but she had wings.”