Someone asked me the very best question recently: "Why do you write
Why are you doing this? Are you trying to change the world?".
You know, the simplicity of it really got me. Undeniably, what I do
makes a difference in the world and creates an impact. But am I
actually "trying to change the world"?.
It made me stop and look.
I've come up with two answers. The first one is the answer to "Why are
you doing this?". The second one is the answer to "Are you trying to
change the world?".
The answer to "Why are you doing this?" apropos
is "I'm doing this because I'm doing this.". That may sound like
I'm hiding behind
to timidly sidestep the question and / or to avoid answering the
question at all. But it's not, and I'm not. "I'm doing this because
I'm doing this" is actually profound in its simplicity -
that, plus it's true. It also, by the way, blazes the trail for
answering any and all "Why are you doing (anything)?"
questions. The answer to any and all "Why are you doing (anything)?"
questions is "I'm doing (this) because I'm doing (this).".
Anything else is just a story.
To come up with an answer to "Are you trying to change the world?", I
had to look closer and deeper. Eventually I realized I'm not trying to
change the world, although if out of what I do, the world does change,
I probably would try not to interfere in the process. No, I'm not
trying to altruisticly change the world. What I'm up to is actually far
more selfish than that.
There's no mystery to this. Sharing transformation is the way I create
transformation in my own life. Sharing transformation is the way I get
to keep transformation in my own life.
the way I get to keep transformation in my own life is by giving it
away. There's not some place to get to, after which I remain
transformed forever. It's an always ongoing, always created process.
About this Werner says "You're transformed as long as you speak
transformation. The moment you stop speaking transformation, you're no
Actually, everyone already knows that. Perhaps some people know it and
don't like it. Others know it and
it. Others know it and fight it. Still others know it and like it, then
turn it into a system of concepts and beliefs.