How do you change the world?
How do you change the world?
I have struggled with this question my whole life. Till I asked myself a deeper question. Why do I want to change the world? So this is easily answered.. “For the better of course. ” Well, what’s wrong with the world, my mind asked. I proceeded to make a list of all the things that were bad or evil such as global poverty, hunger, bigotry, prejudice, injustice, disease, death, anchovies etc. My heart chimed in and asked ” Well what’s right with the world?” I immediately started to make an even longer list that included love, friendship, beauty, charity, faith, nature ( oceans, mountains, flowers, forests, sand), animals, birds, ice cream, pizza, rain drops etc ( you get the idea). So then the question popped up again ” So why do you want to change the world? It seems that there is a balance of good and bad in the world”
So with my fiery passion extinguished I abandoned the idea that I had to change the world. Till one day a deeper question raised its head. ” Why did I think that I HAD TO CHANGE THE WORLD?” Back to the drawing board. My ego chimed in with a barrage of suggestions that ” I had great ideas, I knew the way, there was no way except my own”. Sound familiar? Perhaps resembling a crazy misguided Sith apprentice that wanted to rule the galaxy? My heart thank fully responded with the voice of reason “It is everyones place to change the world and mine too, as I am part of the collective consciousness.”
Phew. No more solitary pressure or insane Atlas feats to carry the world on my shoulders. Yet the universe asked me the above question once again a little later, but this time with a twist.
” HOW do I change the world?” Since I am not the only one transforming the planet, I realized that I don’t have to change the world yet assist others in doing their part to change the world.
It is about terraforming consciousness. Yes I made that up. But it holds true. I cannot make an argument and scream, shout, and get angry to make people do anything. Heck I doubt if most pet owners can make their cat or dog do anything, why think that I can change anyone. We do not show people they are wrong. That basically means that my path is right and yours is wrong, so do it my way. Back to square one. SO I decided that my contribution to “changing the world” would be to show people another path. It is up to them to take it or create their own. My purpose is simply to show you that there IS another way. Your choice to take it. With enough mindful bread crumbs, the primrose path to love and is well on its way to terraforming the human consciousness. One person at a time. One moment at a time.
So how do I change the world? By showing you How YOU can change the world.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change.
The way to transform your world is in your hands.
I love you