Be the Change That You Wish to See in the World – Mahatma Gandhi
Many of us close our eyes and say a prayer of how we would like our world to be. A prayer for love and light to illuminate the darkness that has introduced itself in many of our lives and our planet. A prayer for the things we would like for ourselves. A prayer for what we would like for others. Many of us PRAY, but do not DO.
If we would like our world to be peaceful, be peace. Make peace with the people you have found yourself at odds with. Make peace with whatever resistance there is that is keeping you from welcoming peace of mind. Make peace with your imperfections and those of others.
If we would like to see more kindness in the world, be kind. Smile at a stranger. Pay for someone’s meal. Volunteer. Give someone a hug. Feed the homeless. Offer your time to someone who needs help. Give flowers.
If you would like our world to be more tolerant, be tolerant. Respect the differences you have with others. Do not judge. Do not reject what you know nothing about. Learn from those that are not like you. Be understanding of how others choose to love and live.
If you would like more light in the world, be a light. Be an illuminating force in darkness. Be the positivity in the negativity. Be the silver lining. Be the calm after the storm. Be the breeze in the overwhelming heat of anguish.
If you would like to see a change in the world, be the change. We lead by example. Be that example. Before you know it, that light of yours will provide others with the spark they need to illuminate their darkness as well
I don’t think I could have written a more masterful rendition about how to change the world than this, except maybe to get solar panels, don’t flush foreign stuff down the toilet, buy electrical cars, and force your government to make companies that do pollute, to restructure, rather than buying coupons that allow them to continue to pollute our air and water. So that about covers it. Now you can apply concrete ways to change the world that exceeds what you’re doing now! This blog entry, could really help change the world if, as Lily mentions, that everyone should act upon it world-wide for the impact we as humans truly desire our home on this planet should be! And certainly a topic about which we are all now rightly concerned with: both for us, and for the advancement of generations to come…