I think this idea (not new to Tolle, of course -- something which has been around since the dawn of time, I'd guess) is one of those which has burrowed the most deeply into me. Even so, I still have times where I fight the leaving of something I want to remain -- where I resist the changes, even though I know that life is change. The only constant is change.
During a meeting at school yesterday, I learned our school psychologist is semi-retiring (which means she's leaving out school for a part-time position). It's good news for her, but she's been such an advocate for D and for all the kids who struggle with the various issues which often come with 'giftedness'...and I had to take a deep breath and remind myself that change isn't to be feared. It will all work out, and we will make sure D has what he needs. This too shall pass.
At the same meeting, the principal (who is with us until June) said she's working with the teachers to produce more integration -- and that this is state mandated. This change is definitely what I've wanted for a while -- though I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Instead, I'll work to enjoy the process, the results which may come slowly (probably very slowly), and know that it will all work out and work out well. That would be faith, no? :)
What does it mean to you?