You can be the change you want the world to see. Change starts somewhere so why not have it start with you? If we all made little positive changes daily, to ourselves and others, we would see a more kind, loving world. What is the world you want to see? One of disconnect, negativity, judgment and hate or one of connection with others, positivity, forgiveness and love? I vote for love!
In Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s meditation this week on Day 8 – Improving Every Relationship, Deepak talks about change. He says the following.
“Personal change occurs on 3 levels.
- What we believe – First level, Belief should not be based on the ups and downs of external events but a vision that inspires and uplifts. The most positive belief is trust. If you can trust that love, peace, truth, intelligence, creativity and inner growth are always there for you, you have a truly inspiring spiritual vision.
- What we say – Falls under the category communication. Your words shape your relationship by constantly staying in touch with the other person. Our goal should be to consciously communicate with another person. It is as basic as pausing before you speak and asking yourself – Is I true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?
- What we do – The level of action also needs to be conscious and you need to take full responsibility for your actions and consciously consider how they impact the other person.
Buddha refers to it as – right thought, right speech, right action. But right is not choosing good over bad. It means I care. I’m listening to you. You matter. I am not here to blame. I want only good for you.”
If we pause on our thoughts before we speak or act and consider the other person first, then our communication will be more positive and more effective. In this post election world, let our minds and hearts be open, hopeful and positive because what we think about we draw back onto ourselves.
“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Light the way and be the change you wish to see, but do it in a loving, positive, respectful manner. You are what you create.
As Ellen DeGeneres always says “Be kind to one another”. When we are kind to others, we don’t need to worry about the rest because the future will then be bright!
Be the Light! Be Kind! Be Respectful! Send Love! Start the change you wish to see! Together, we can change the world! Will you join me?