As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~Margaret Mead
Be the change you want to see in the world.
~Mahatma Gandhi
We can look back through history at the individuals who pioneered new movements and big changes in the world. We can see how consensus swings as if on a pendulum before it reaches a place of equilibrium and acceptance.
Life is in a constant state of change, as are we, and it may require an act of rebellion to bring change about. But when we act from our deepest beliefs today, we know that we are following the guidance of the universe for the good of the world.
As I look around lately, I am struck with an urgency to convey change. Everything is always changing, but what direction is it that you choose to go? How do you decide or are you on autopilot and in a few years you'll look back and wonder how you got there? A client of mine recently shared with me her experience of this...she had been so distracted by pesky health issues that she was missing being an active part of her child's life. She only realized it once she was feeling better and had the energy put into a better quality of life for herself and her family. WOW! Talk about a basketball in the face! From dazed to awake!
Change can be so subtle and yet so powerful. Change for those who are ready to listen and even take action can break down barriers, build relationships, heal. Change for those things that are within each persons circle of influence make a difference, because the ripple effect is so powerful and may touch someone who is looking for it, but doesn't even know it yet. Now...can you picture in your minds eye...conscious change?
With a rebellious spirit and a pure heart! ~j

No comments: