"...do it because you love everything about the thought of it..." -- Mike Dooley, Leveraging the Universe
I love the well-used often quoted statement Ghandi made decades ago…”Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
It speaks to our ability to make change, without waiting for someone else to take the lead or come up with a game plan or point out the things that are ‘broken’ in the system. Be the change means we have the power, the choice, the responsibility to usher in change through the one window out of which we’re seeing it. Our own.
Everyone’s filter of life experiences, belief systems, cultural exchanges, generational influences —- all of those filters are entirely unique and deeply personal. And when we see this and know this, we also know that Ghandi’s quote …. driven a little bit further into the heart … may become ‘Be the change you wish to see in yourself.
Now THAT’s empowering! I CAN step into the person I want to become. And I can do this by simply looking at my choices, and making those choices as if I already AM the change I wish to see in myself.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be exploring this further. What does it look like at work? At home? With family? Friends? Strangers? Ah, the depth this takes us to, inner reflection, true heart’s desire manifestation kinda stuff!
Be the change you wish to see in yourself. Or, to shorten it — Be the she. Be the man. Be.