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“…uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism” (Great Work quote)

“The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.”
~ John C. Calhoun, 1782 – 1850

I can remember only a little of my high-school physics.  And in learning the periodic table, I have in my mind the ability of an electron to leap, when the right energy was applied, from one energy “level” to another.

How different that is on the macro scale of life.  Moving form one state to another is just messy.  Freeze, unfreeze, freeze.  And that moment of unfreeze is chaos.

And yet not to change keeps you frozen in status quo.

One tactic that might be of use … ask yourself what you know to be true.  Just because some of where you are is uncertain doesn’t mean it all is.

Connecting to what’s true (Above you.  About “them”.  About the situation) might just help provide some ballast to make it through the transition.

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