In a recent message by cChange we were asked if we every stood up for something we believe(d) in. It made me think about many (but perhaps too few) moments in my life, when I stood up for friends, family members, strangers, animals, or the environment….. and more recently for changes within the academic structures and approaches (to acknowledge the importance of individual inner dimensions and change for sustainability). In the meantime, several have joined me in different ways, but there have been, and still are, many stumbling blocks on the way. Standing up for something creates profound happiness. On the one hand, it means to be aware and accept the possible negative consequences that come with it, but on the other hand, it is often a way needed to better align our values and convictions with our actual behavior. For me, this is also where meditation comes in – and why I have selected this/my challenge.