It seems that this quote is determined to be set in my mind lately. Five times in the past week this quote has appeared somewhere in emails, website, on a friend’s wall in her house… Ghandi makes it clear–you want change? BE the change! My other favorite quote is a longer one, but falls along the same lines:“When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamedof changing the world.As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so Ishortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.But it too seemed immovable.As I grew into my twilight years, on one last desperate attempt, I settledfor changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would havenone of it.And now as I lay on my deathbed, I suddenly realize – if I had onlychanged myself first, then by example I might have changed my family.From their inspiration and encouragement I would then have been able tobetter my country and who knows, I may have changed the world.”Written on tomb of an Anglican Bishop (1100 A.D.) in the Crypts of Westminster Abbey
Here is just a little motivation–when times are difficult–in your home, in your work, in the world…remember to keep things in perspective. You have the freedom and power to be the first to act on what you think is best for the world. This whole concept of eutopia, peace, success, happiness…starts in your own head. How powerful is that! You have the power to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Who knows where that may lead!
If you’ve started a positive change somewhere, leave feedback–I want to hear about it!