Change requires a somewhat paradoxical appreciation for what is. From this point of view, lasting change is rarely a violent revolution against something. Our own selves are reflected back to us in the world; a revolt against that world is a revolt against ourselves. Our selves are much more effective when warts and all are seen, loved and accepted. The same can be said for our external systems. The love I am speaking of is not blind "idiot love"; it is the willingness to see and speak of our darkest shadows. Far from being narcissistic, this love requires humility. In seeing and accepting our darkest parts, we become more whole… and that is the exact change we want for ourselves and the world. Deep change is not necessarily about becoming "better", it is about continuously evolving to greater wholeness.