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What do you do when the cracks start to appear in your concept of reality? When you think you know how the world works, what reality is and then you stop for a while, stop rushing from place to place, stop continually doing stuff and find there is more to it than you thought.
The theme of this year's gathering of the partners of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative is 'Common Good, Common Ground'.
To conclude our recent five-day programme in the Republic of Georgia we did an exercise where a group sits down without using chairs. You may have been part of this yourself. Forming a tight circle, each person sits on the knees of the person behind. Through collective effort, the seemingly impossible is achieved. It’s a lot of fun – often causing surprise and hilarity in equal measures.
Whilst it is true that change is a constant, how often do we give attention to what capacity we have available, or our ability or capability to deal with the consequences of change? What's our relationship to change? What levels of skill might be required for us to navigate the consequences of meeting the demands of that change?
Every day we face change: be it a simple change in the weather, our plans for the day or what choices we make about the food we eat. It’s fair to say that we all have a different way of dealing with change. Mostly we deal well with the comings and goings in life and are fine with the small changes we see and make every day.
Is it just us or does it seem that every day there is something else that casts a doubt on whether anyone grasps what is really happening, and what will happen next?
It’s hard not to get downhearted about the state of the world in general, and the state of the UK politics in particular.
These were the famous and nearly last words to me from a previous boss.
I completely understand the allure of the quick fix; I completely understand the desire for instant gratification, instant healing, instant weight loss, instant love.