Earlier this week I was invited to give a talk on New to Old to New … Nothing remains the same. When we fill each second with only positive energy, the old becomes new.
I wondered what I had gotten myself into …. what in heaven’s name should I speak about. As I took Time Out to reflect on the significance of this theme, the answer emerged. I was taken back to my first overnight stay at Hacienda Jacana, a weekend I chose to be fully present. During that weekend, I was able to fully appreciate the significance of the phrase “change is constant”.
I arrived the Saturday morning to a clear sky, sun reflecting on the lake that lay in front my log cabin, the cacophony of the birds as they flew from tree to tree, the sound of the ground lizards moving through the leaves, the scents of nature. And as grew accustomed to being away from the city and “settled into nature”, I was able to distinguish the sights, the smells and sounds. The sun continued its passage overhead, changing the shadows and apparently in unison, the sounds and scents of nature also began to transform, until by dusk, they bore no resemblance to what had greeted me that morning – and I embraced the newness.
Our daily activities do not allow us the pleasure nor leisure of observing these minuscule transitions as they occur. We tend to be much more aware in our personal and organisational lives of large scale changes that impact us directly – the end result of several iterative movements. If we were more conscious of the incremental changes that occur in our lives, would that assist us in our appreciation that change is indeed inevitable? Would organisational changes appear less ominous?
Time Out …….. the intentional cessation of an incomplete task.
Judy Joseph Mc Sween is the Business Intuitive/CEO of Meredith Mc Sween International – using Untapped Knowledge to facilitate internal transformation in individuals, teams and organisations. Contact Judy for information on her “Time Out Corporate Interventions” Email email@example.com or call 684 9827