Changing the world is always disruptive.
Think of life unfolding in a straight line-say with an identifiable connection between cause and effect. We humans can adopt this way of seeing the world without too much fanfare; remaining attached to it for a seemingly long time provided that the effect in question is not too abhorrent according to the lens through which we process life events. And even if the effect is less optimal, we still scrape around for some comfort resident in the apparent familiarity of this way of life which can morph into the Way, and for some it can become the Truth. As time passes and one evolves (hopefully), we may encounter the proposition that life is not indeed the linear process we have been led to believe. This realization may either be cause for concern, the impetus to bury our head in the sand or a nudge to explore this proposition further. We may wrestle with this and put our own spin on its so as to attempt to fit this understanding within the confines of our own intellectual constructs because to consider anything else would be too frightening to contemplate. Historically anything deviating from our usual perception of how the world works is not immediately welcome. However, in a moment of inspiration it may occur to us that rather than dwelling on the discomfort associated with grappling with the new aforementioned realization (or new realizations of any kind), that empowering oneself to deal with disruptions in our world view would be a much more productive use of our time. And if we are really on top of our game we could move to a level of mastery where [we] are no longer the passive agent being acted upon but the individuals doing the disrupting. And not disrupting mind you for the sake of merely being troublemakers, but channels through which new information can come to bear on the landscape before us- personal, societal & otherwise- and this ladies and gentleman is what it means to disrupt brilliantly and my practice is now shifting to assist my clients in doing just that- stay tuned!