Sometimes it can seem like the world is “just there” and “that’s just the way it is”. The social systems we’ve developed resemble the physical universe particularly in that they give us the illusion of a permanent existence without us being responsible for it.
But really, we decide don’t we? And when we don’t decide, that’s a decision too. Think about a business. One person decides to have one and they begin to engage in motions that bring about the creation of a business.
Think about a relationship. A person decides to have one and they begin to engage in motions that bring about a relationship. The problem starts the moment a person believes their motions can stop because the relationship or the business is already created.
No it’s not.
You have to continuously create the relationship, the business, the government etc. It does not just go on autopilot. You need someone at the wheel, awake and intentional. If you stop the motions, the effects of those motions stop too.