Your life is sculpted on a moment-to-moment basis. All your thoughts, the words you speak and the actions you take contribute to the complex quality and character of your unfolding world. Every ‘action taken’ affects the whole as greatly as every ‘action not taken.’
It is simply impossible to be alive without making an impact on the world around you. When it comes to making the world a better place, what you choose not to do is just as important as what you choose to do.
For example, when you neglect to recycle, speak up, vote or help somebody who is in immediate need, you are denying yourself the opportunity to be an agent of positive change. Instead, you are enabling a particular course to continue unchallenged, picking up speed as it goes along. The belief that your actions do not make a difference, you will tend to forego opportunities for making a difference. Conversely, when you see yourself as an important participant in an ever-evolving world, you will feel more inspired to contribute your unique perspective and gifts to the world. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Gandhi was clear in his belief that in order to change things one needs to be the change in the world. You can not change others. You can only change yourself. However, when you change, it changes everything. And in doing so, you truly can be the change you want to see in the world.
Albert Einstein, one of the smartest change masters in the world stated, “All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
It is wise, of course, to be selective about how and where you are using your energy in order to keep yourself from becoming scattered and/or overwhelmed. Not every cause or action is appropriate for you to be involved. When a situation comes to your attention, however and it speaks to your heart, it is important that you honor your impulse to help and take the action that you know is right for you. There are many things you can do to contribute without expending a lot of time and energy. For example: You can offer a kind word to someone, give resource information to those in need or simply take responsibility for your actions.
By doing what you can, when you can, you add positive energy to the world. Sometimes, it may be your one contribution – no matter how large or small – that makes all the difference.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings. https://drdorothy.net