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…
Right from the moment of my birth, I refused to play by the rules… I came out ass first: ‘There! How do ya like that waving in your face? HUH? What are ya gonna do with that? EH?’ Since then I’ve become somewhat of an authority on what the ass end of things on this planet looks like, if this makes any sense to you? Sometimes another perspective can be helpful.
The purpose of this blog entry, is to wander aimlessly through the English language and try to convey the supreme significance of examining our inner selves on a constant basis, root out what things are wrong with us, and dispose of them, knowing full well, that they are just road blocks to: ‘a better you… Good! At least I got you to swallow that one…
Not that! Oh you dirty birdies! I mean that growing in Character means hard work, dedication, discipline, determination, cat food, weapons of mass reduction! Considering how much we all have to take on in life, if we fail to put others above ourselves, we have in fact failed at making the world a better place: more ice cream and junk food… An unforgetable LA smog brown sunset?
A Conscious Reflection
When I woke up this morning, I just lied there for a few moments because my mind (usually a complete vacuum), was busy running me through various events in my past, and ya know what? It looked like a series of events in which I always lose… I see now what a naive Idiot I used to be compared to the mildly retarded, naive, knit wit I’ve struggled so hard to become now! Throw me a peanut?
I’ve discovered what the problem is. I’ve turned into a nice guy! EEEEEWWW!! I open doors for people, take them into my home, get them set up again… I’m cheery all the time, always take out the trash, it’s enough to make you up chuck!
I’m just a goody two shoes who can’t say no! Yes, I’m sure people think they’re using me. But they don’t know my agenda for leaving this world a better place than how I found it: unselfishly even handing over my pants if need be! Don’t look! OK? I’m shy! (Turning purple…).
I was always that way though. When I was a kid, I would bring in a sick ant when I’d find one. I’d make him do push ups and drink beer until it was healthy enough to join the army… Em, with appropriately scaled down pop guns or corpse.
In my travels (to the washroom and back), I have found that I can’t really change who I am. I can only make myself stronger, (How strong can a cream puff get?) understand more, (Pi r NOT squared! Pi r round!) and think further ahead. And foremost, I have no reason to regret not developing the kind of deceitfulness I see all around me… Silly me! If I’ve been deceived, then I didn’t REALLY see a thing! Ya gotta envy your average dumb cluck for that!
Summing Up Your Choices
Perhaps all these good vibe horn blats are finally beginning to hit home with me, that you can never take from someone what they’re willing to freely give anyway! And I don’t believe deceitful people more clever than those who treat each other with what little dignity they have left. In fact, one opens doors in life, and the other closes them. People don’t take kindly to being deceived, yet are overly generous to those who show they truly care for them! You didn’t know friendships are worth more than material goods and services? Oh… Not so smart… How we choose our friends can even determine success or failure in life… Though like goods and services, friendship must be earned to have value.
I just find it curious that people (and Big Foot… Hard to walk with only one big, foot), seem to flock to people who want no one near them, and run from those who choose to yak in your ear all day. I guess still waters run deep after all! I may still be an Idiot, but I’ve proven to be a very clever one! Go ahead! Ask me a stupid question! I’ll give you a smart answer every time!
I’m not sad for the choices I’ve made concerning all this, but joyful for them! The whole thing I thought went wrong with my life was that I lost my family… Well It seems I’ve just acquired another one, every bit as loving, and more… Another challenge? Yes. Yet certainly a worthwhile one!