Tuesday, August 6, 2013

On Seeing

“You must be the change you wish to SEE in the world.” ~Gandhi

This charge may sound like a great weight to carry. Some could interpret this quote to mean one single-handedly must end hunger, war, abuse...the list goes on. But we believe Gandhi means something much more beautiful and achievable in his invitation.

Want to stop wars? Stop bickering at yourself when you look in the mirror. Judging yourself brings more judging into the world when so much less is needed.

Want to grow love? Love yourself. Love those around you - with all your heart. Smile. Say hello. Laugh with others. Give.

Want to stop hunger? Share. Donate your time. Plant a garden. Reduce waste. Recycle.

Want to inspire? Become more informed in the issues you're passionate about. Seek out support from others around you who constantly lift you up.

Want to eradicate abuse and bullying? Be kind to YOURSELF. Think beautiful thoughts about the person you get to be. Celebrate that YOU make the world a much better place by being in it. When you see others walking by, SEE the beauty they carry and have to offer.

Soon you will begin to watch a world unfold around you where you are becoming the change you wish to see in the world, and you're not the only one. Billions live everyday to make this world a more beautiful.

There is so much beauty surrounding us everyday, we just have to SEE it. Where are you seeing it today? Perhaps you'll plant a seed of inspiration for someone else.

1 comment:

  1. I think you have interpreted and discerned the meaning Gandhi intended.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!