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Surviving the meltdown

In Insight and Self Awareness, Mind and Movement by Jena GriffithsLeave a Comment

“The master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings.”  Lao Tzu

Are you feeling it? Something akin to a total meltdown of the world as we know it. It’s happening so fast, faster than the blink of an eye, so many may not have noticed yet.

It even has a name in higher circles. There they whisper it to each other with reverence and respect. What to do about VUCA?





And you might think this sounds like just a passing virus, but actually what is going on is something far more profound. The old ways no longer apply.

We are on the cliff edge and the ground has started crumbling. There is no going back. No place for fear either. We have no choice now but to let go of trying to control outcomes. All that’s required is pure presence, and going with the flow.

This is where the caterpillar dissolves itself totally. ‘Me’ melts into ‘you’ melts into ‘I’ and then a total flatline –until empty space (no mind) kicks in and another pulse takes over. Beep beep beep.

Something unimagined is emerging from within us, and it can fly, where before we could only crawl and greedily consume every leaf and twig and sacred space on Earth. See how the plant kingdom holds its breath, waiting to breathe out in relief. “Hallelujah! Just in time!”

Time to model yourself on a leader? No. Time to be a leader. There are no models yet in our collective imagination. What about scouts, people ahead of us, ahead of their own time? Perhaps Lao Tzu author of Tao Te Ching more than 2500 years ago went further than any after him. What does he say?

Don’t cling to previous thoughts or solutions and your problems will end. Original experience is all that matters. Be present. In this, here now. Fully. Without judging. Real presence precludes control. Open your heart and fly.

“If powerful men and women could remain centred in the Tao, all things would be in harmony. The world would become a paradise. All people would be at peace, and the law would be written in their hearts.”  Lao Tzu

Jena is a certified master life purpose hand analyst and IIHA faculty teacher who lives in Switzerland and teaches internationally. Jena says your unique purpose is visible in your fingerprints.

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