The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

Nothing to be achieved

Someone who becomes a tennis player doesn’t know how far it will bring him. Someone who becomes a professional tennis player doesn’t know what it will bring him. Someone who becomes a famous tennis player doesn’t know what he will be subject to.

In the beginning, the only thing he can concentrate on is his game. Later he will add to this the need to become a competitive player who is on tour. And in becoming famous he’ll have to learn to stick to training despite the many other requests confronting him. And once he can’t compete anymore, he will take stock of what he learned and deal with the role of someone who has once been a star.

Just as people may experience themselves as being responsible for the result, others will assume that there must be a result at the end of a process.

In a way, it’s sticking to the idea of being responsible, in this case for achieving something.

It’s a challenge to imagine an outcome without knowing how it can be experienced and what it will be for oneself.

But that is the work of transforming a system, ours.

We start somewhere and build that change step by step.

There is nothing to be achieved.

What we create are the conditions within which change will happen.

It does require trust in ourselves, that is in the change we’ll create as well as in our ability to remain attentive to the process.

Change fails if nothing is achieved. But that never happens.

However, something is in the way, it is the fear that the outcome might not be the desired one. It focuses us on the fear distracting us from the process.

That’s why gaining the ability to remain attentive to the process is so important.

It is what the doing and the practice are for.



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