There is little arguing we are undergoing a tremendous period of change. Which is a bit of a mis-concept (yes, I made up that word) given that change is truly the only constant. But for the human experience of time, things seem to go along for stretches with almost imperceptible change, and then, like a big wave crashing unsuspecting sunbathers, things change.
Some of us leap off our surfboards and screech in delight: “Booyaaaah, did you see that??”
Most of us though, shake the water from our fur, stare glibly at our drenched trash novels and soaked towels, and growl. We were minding our own business, after all. Wtf?
We are all either surfing, or sunbathing. And if we don’t lift our heads today and check the temperature, we risk getting thoroughly soaked by the waves to come.
There are two presents.
One is the world as it once was, but from which we have not yet transitioned ~ in which we cling to outmoded ways of thinking and doing. In this “present,” we look at the sky and see the sun shining, rather than look at the fact that the water line has receded beyond view, and the wildlife has fled to higher ground.
The other is the future that is here, NOW ~ mostly inhabited by those who have either been forced out of the past or who by temperament, choose as home.
If you tend towards sunbathing, notice that the beach is not as it once was, and though you may not quite be able to put your finger on it, roll up your towel, tuck your trash novel in your swim trunks and check out what the surfers are up to.
If nothing else, there will never again be a dull moment in your life.