The interval of change

“We see that life, composed of this mind and body, is in a state of continual, constant transformation and flux. There is always the possibility of radical change. Every moment – not just poetically or figuratively, but literally – every moment we are dying and being reborn, we and all of life.”  —  Sharon Salzberg

It only takes a moment to reinvent your life. People would have you believe that change is made by ever so gradual degrees that you’d need to differentiate the curve to find the rate of change. But it’s not true. What you do is wholly different. You build up the pressure, like water pressing on a dam. Hundreds of thousands of millions of square units of force, ready to push through monumental change in a single moment.


That’s how we change. A single cellular mutation, one strike of lightning, one burst of inspiration, one utterance of the muse, one final thrust to smash that personal best.

The trick is to let that pressure build. To never let up. To never stop. Because that’s the moment that change becomes impossible.