I refuse to pronounce the names of possession and non-possession.
New relationships require new names. If we want to stop behaving in a customary way—as an adversary, as a victim, as a bully, as a martyr—then
we need new words to describe our behavior.
Perhaps we glimpse the new relationship to power—that one might use power, yet not subjugate others. Perhaps we glimpse the possibility of sharing, of lateral extensions rather that hierarchies.
It’s clear that if we are to change the world, we must begin by changing our relations with others. Perhaps we don’t want such a grand project as changing the world,but we might want to change old ways of using our skills. Let us be fearless and trust in the knowledge of our hearts.
The only way I can discover the consequences of change is to change.