The future is already here; it’s just unevenly distributed.*
It’s the direction we’re moving in that matters, not the speed of our travel.**
Your future is already here.
Don’t look around for it, look within.
We prefer to change the things around us before we have to change ourselves: our clothes, our job, our partner, our friends … .
But to change ourselves is to move from victim to protagonist.
Bill Moyers speaks of Ariadne’s thread given to Theseus so he could find his way out of the labyrinth:
Sometimes we look for a great power to saves us, or great ideas to save us, when all we need is that piece of string.^
Here the piece of string is the story that allows us to explore the labyrinths of our own lives and yet return to be with others. Change is coming but only if we want it. The hardest change of all is to change ourselves:
Humans are unique in their ability to willingly change. […] But only when we want to. The hard part, then, is changing it. It’s the wanting it.^^
(*William Gibson, quoted in Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable.)
(**From Harriet Lerner’s The Dance of Connection.)
(^Bill Moyers from Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth.)
(^^From Seth Godin’s blog: People don’t change.)