THE RIGIDITY OF UNCHANGE
“Is nothing more difficult nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to conduct than to make oneself a leader in introducing a new order of things. For the man/woman who introduces it has for enemies all who do well out of the old order.” Machiavelli
Yet the truth is we need this kind of leadership. We need the voices of many who stand at the edge and rattle the cage of old ways. Who do so with the wisdom of bringing the best from the old, as they transcend to the new.
The path, as Machiavelli suggests, is fraught with danger. It seeks to break the hold of those who profit off the backs of the many as they remain in the appearance of safety behind their gilded walls.
To do this, to persist, one must reject any form of personal advantage in isolation of the larger goal. Instead to cast their eyes to the horizon of the distant land, the one that restores dignity, beauty, love, care, meaning…to Earth and all her creatures. The goal, the mission, is the manna that feeds the leaders on this quest.
Change is the way of things. The arrow of emergence is written into our nature. To pull ourselves from a crawl. To walk. To run. To dance.
The moment we sink into the rigidity of unchange we are reduced from animated and dynamic towards decay.
Those in business-as-usual, those who cling to the status-quo, who reject the dance with change, are the modern day dinosaurs. Their profit cost humanity a vital all-of-life future.
The aftertax of our excess and absence of all-in-accounting will be paid. It is being paid in death of species, forests, rivers, oceans, sky…and the more beautiful world we know is possible.
Is safety and the old order an option? Perhaps time now to question everything. To lead the future.
I do hope you will join me. All-hands essential. No task too small.
….this is what Syntropic.world is all about
Photo taken January 20th, 2020