Everything to do with change, coping with change, managing change, initiating change, is, when you come right down to it, about ourselves. How could it be otherwise? The universe has a lot of moving parts, and one of them is us. We are in a constant state of change in a changing environment, and to imagine otherwise is merely a pleasant fantasy. It is nevertheless a very compelling one, and one which we often cling to in order to protect ourselves from the scary realisation that nothing is solid, nothing is fixed. However much we acknowledge that truth intellectually, it’s a hard one to deal with emotionally.

More tomorrow.