Oct. 31, 2012 by Wesleyan Alumni Community
“People sometimes ask me if we should just accept things as they are or if we should work to change things. My smart-alecky Zen answer to this question is ‘Yes.’
“And I believe it.
“When I work with coaching clients, I often tell them that we will be working at two levels:
“The first has to do with accepting where we happen to find ourselves. We only ever live at this present moment, so it is silly to wait for another job or partner or situation to start living fully. The window of opportunity is right now, in this place, in these circumstances. We always have the choice to act in alignment with our values—with what is most true. The choices we make about how we show up—what we say and don’t say—what we do and don’t do—have profound and immeasurable consequences. Of course, some situations are terribly difficult and our options are very limited, but still, I believe there is always some essential choice to be made.”
Image: via David Rynick.
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