Transformation does not mean change. We do not leave one place to reach another, perhaps better or higher, place or state. Transformation cannot be made. It is the grace of growth that comes from life and touches and captures us when we give it room. It transforms our perception, our experience and our attitude. It transforms and integrates old experiences into a new, expanded field of meaning. In it – and this is the essence of transformation – we transform ourselves more and more from a mode of being hostile and separated into a mode of being friendly and connected to life. The ego matures into a self that does not fight against situations, but gives its worthy answer in them. Transformation frees our center. In returning to this center we find peace, in stepping out this peace becomes friendship with life.