09 Aug If you wish…
“If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become loving and compassionate yourself. If you wish to diminish fear in the world, diminish your own. These are the gifts you can give.”
I recently had an interesting conversation with a mother that was very upset over “the state of the world,” and what that meant in the future for her children. She talked about feeling overwhelmed, scared and filled with anxiety about feeling like she had no control over the bigger picture… and how there was nothing she could do to influence or impact that greater whole.
But, what is the “bigger picture?” Is it not all of the smaller pieces (which is all of us!) put together? When we are clear on our impact, we can see that the ONLY way to impact the larger world, is to make a difference in OUR worlds. Our family, our friends, our community…that’s how we make a difference.
Imagine the power of all of us doing that? Changing the whole can only be done through changing the smaller parts…
So, for that mother, and for all of us, that is what we will all do. Live our lives every day with grace, compassion, kindness and love. And the good news is, my friends, that is how we will change the world.