This article made me think, I am grateful for that.I have read/heard about accepting and allowing the current situation as it is in Jon Kabat-Zin's mindfulness programs. However, there is a need to make changes and how do I balance it.
The last paragraph on change resonated with me.Reflections from others helped me refine my thoughts. I see several parts to it.
ONE: Have an open mind and embrace changes as they come. Be aware of my ego feeling threatened by it and raising the guard to deny/resist it.
TWO: Have a beginner's mindset to take next moment as it is without tainting it with my past biases and assumptions.
THREE: Be a witness to inner weather of emotions, feelings, and thoughts - detach from them, let them pass through my inner space of awareness rather being swept away by them or fighting with them.
FOUR: Proactively, look for opportunities to transform myself with new ideas and initiatives before the situation changes into an emergency or fire drill where I am working under duress/stress/worry/fear/anxiety. In this way, I am not reacting with my shadow/ego, I am rather transforming myself following through using my inner compass.