Alan Watts — realising there is nothing to hold on to sets you free

For those who like to go a little deeper, this short video of Alan Watts explores some of the philosophical underpinning that forms the foundations of The Churning’s approach to Inner Leadership.

A time of change can seem scary because the world we thought we knew is disappearing and we don’t have any experience of what will come and take its place. But when we realise that everything is changing, all the time this frees us to let go, because we realise there is nothing to hold on to!

And when we let go we gain extra energy — the energy we had been using to try to control things. And if we choose to create a future that inspires us then we gain yet more energy again. And this makes us more likely to achieve our goals.

Inner Leadership gives us the tools that enable us to let go and provides a safety net for when we do. It helps us make clear sense of what is happening, find our best way forward, and turn that into an inspiring vision, then implement it.

And once we know how to do that then there’s no need to be afraid. We can let go. Because we know that whatever happens, we will be able to cope and adapt, and create the future we most want.

This brings us Joy as individuals, competitive advantage for our organisations, and ultimately creates a generative, hyper-sustainable economy.


Adapted from Inner Leadership: tools for building inspiration in times of change.

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