"The genesis for change is awareness. We cannot change what we don't acknowledge.
Most of the time, we aren't aware of what's wrong or what's not working.
We don't see what could be.
By becoming more aware, we begin the process of change."
By Michael Angier
Mahatma Gandhi believed that we must be the change we want to see in the world. This was well demonstrated when he helped India gain its independence. Gandhi was a revolutionary man, but he accomplished India's emergence as a nation without starting a revolution. In fact, he advocated no violence. One of the most powerful countries in the world yielded to the commitment of one man and the dream of millions.
What change can we effect?
What's the difference we want to make in the world?
Gandhi said, "In a gentle way you can shake the world." Here are some things to think about how to do just that.
- 1. Know that all significant change throughout history has occurred not because of nations, armies, governments and certainly not committees.
- "Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger and we will make not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large."
- I am very content after a long walk in the woods with my child & my dog.
- I can't think of anything interesting today, so I am reading my private journals back entries and found some things I'd like to share.