We may exquisitely execute a series of finite and discrete changes, like how we look, what we say, how we say it and whom we say it to.
But unless we engineer a holistic shift in our psychic center of gravity that integrates into every area of our lives, we haven’t truly transformed.
Wilber’s critically acclaimed book on the evolution of human consciousness explains the difference:
Translation is a change in surface structures. It’s horizontal. It’s movement within an existing system. Like rearranging the furniture on the first floor of a building. Transformation, on the other hand, is a comprehensive shift in deep structures. It’s vertical. It’s a leap in consciousness to a new level of development and capacity. Like ascending from the first floor to the seventh.
Therefore, we can honestly ask ourselves. Are we ascending to the next floor, or just rearranging the furniture?
And if the answer is the latter, that’s okay too. It simply begs another question. What are we interested in becoming and accomplishing that will require us to reinvent ourselves to accomplish?
Ultimately, to get to the next level, we have to end something. We have let go of all those things that aren’t us.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How will you soften the guard you have set against the frightening process of transformation?
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