Be the Change You Want to See in the World

The recent tragic and violent events in North America have shaken many people. Isn’t this time of the year supposed to be about love and celebration?

We have asked if the US gun laws are to blame, or the media’s sensationalism, or our society in which individuals can feel so disconnected and desperate that they are capable of committing the most horrendous crimes.

All this is part of the truth. However, all these questions of blame have us point the finger at politics, or the media, or society in general, and stop us from taking responsibility and making true changes.

Let’s just assume for a moment that there is a higher plan in place, that things do happen for a reason. How can these events propel us forward into a different society, a different future?

The famous quote by Mahatma Ghandi, “You must be the change you want to see in the world,” reminds us that every one of us counts.

We have to start with ourselves and our families, and from there direct our energy into our communities, cities, countries and our world.

Fear, loneliness, disconnection and separation are illusions that lead to desperation and violence.

In what ways do you remind yourself that we are all connected?

In what ways are you loving and compassionate to yourself and the people around you?

In what ways are you making a difference in the world so that person by person this planet can survive and change to a place of love, compassion, kindness, interdependency and sharing?

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