Why does it take so long for change to happen?

ANSWER by Mr P:  'Once the instigation of a change of circumstance or happenstance has occurred, man – as in the person directing the change through circumspect and involved outlook – has become the creator of the change. The act of Randomness which sparked the ‘event’ now the possession of the observer. And of course there can, and most oftenly will, be many an observer. A change of weather for instance, will deliver many variables in observation: from ‘not-noticing’ to appreciation because of a required and dominating emotion. The ‘change’ occurs as quickly as man observes the effected change. As within, so without.

Requiring change places emphasis on the ‘requiring.’ THIS is what man interprets as ‘time.’ Whilst man still ‘requires,’ he is searching and not allowing for the observation of the moment ‘in itself’ to occur. He is requiring more and so the moment has not ‘stopped.’ He, or she, is still waiting for the effect to ‘land’ and so believes the ‘cause’ to be continuing. Unfortunately he sees himself not as the cause, but outside influences. In truth he is the holder of the destruction or development of the moment and as such holds the power of allowing the ‘change’ through the momentary snap shot of views of reality projected into his or her consciousness. To project a film, the projector must allow each scene to roll, one after another. Man, by contrast ‘freeze-frames,’ jumps to ending conclusions, and considers not the elements of sweetness and kindness within the roles, but the dramatization of the character. Flow of story, not so much of intrigue but of drama.

The ‘requirement’ for drama conceals a wish for ‘things to be different.’ More appropriate a response to a most natural of energies and emotions is to allow the presenting emotion to surface, not through the projection of others but through the acknowledging of the frustration. Drama conceals frustration, but offers little by way of effect other than creating more ‘requirement’ – and hence delaying ‘time.’ Change, postponed until the moment can be received for what it is – truth of one’s sensory capacity and capabilities.

To acknowledge frustration yet also acknowledge an inability to know what to do WITH the frustration is a most wonderful ‘first step.’ The ‘trying’ to resolve, change, move on, creates even more drama, and so…‘delays.’ Now, ‘time’ in itself whilst not existing, is perfect. As each moment presents, it offers more of what one is, and as such nothing can ever be ‘wasted.’ All is in potential. So to acknowledge that one knows not what to do enables the very desire to surface, for now the resistance has been released to what-is. An opening has occurred through which the moment can appear – with all it offers. As the mental body quietens, new thought can arise. A new projection on a tired screen.

Recognising how one FEELS removes the REQUIREMENT to feel different. Suppression creates depth – not of feeling but of resistance. Action, movement, can only ever be in the direction of one’s vision. If one’s vision is suppression, dramatization of the incongruent and lack of respect for one’s potential, then change towards ‘something else’ will ‘require.’ Change itself is always happening, it is the perpetual flow of universal movement and exchange. But ‘requirement’….this is optional.

The balance between a vision of change and a requirement for change sits in the seat of frustration. This is the ‘tuning point.’ Expressing frustration, however it is done, creates a different point of viewing, and hence a different outcome. Being comfortable with evolving frustration however, requires man to respect his feelings and acknowledge his worth in relation to not time, but the potential within. As he gains comfort with his emotions, man finds comfort in the very change he tried so hard to evolve but eluded. Seeing not the changing times but the timing of change differently alters one’s perception of what constitutes his or her needs. For above all else, acknowledgement of feeling enables the flow of life and love.'