by c. hange & s. table
his daddy named him ‘stable’
her momma named her ‘change’
and little did they know about their wedding: pre-arranged
and long before they met (the art of blending had begun)
and little did they know the dance of two would become One
- living things are guided by two forces: the tendency toward stability and the tendency toward change.
- living things thrive by doing the same things, over and over – all the while learning how to make subtle adjustments (in the process of homeostasis).
- living things cannot survive but by changing, constantly.
- as complex living things, humans navigate the path of change, seeking to control that which is innate.
- ‘the known’ feels good, it feels stable, it feels safe. ...but stasis can also lead to stagnancy, premature aging and lifelessness.
- change feels exhilarating! change is the breath of newness! ...but change can also be rushed, it can be impatient, and it can be abrupt. change can be painful.
- maybe there is a way to embrace the change that is, while honoring the sameness that must be.
- maybe the marriage of stable & change doesn’t have to seem strange.
- maybe… the marriage of change & stable brings fresh options to the table.
 martino, j. (3.11.2013). book 77: lao j. onitram © 2013 by wellnesseducation.us.