These amazing words are attributed to Ghandi, a man who knew inner peace in spite of how his people were treated. His protests over their treatment were always peaceful and passive. He believed in turning the other cheek.
This peacefulness worked like a charm to help change
for the better. British authorities were so baffled by Ghandi’s peaceful nature that they had no idea how to fight him. India
It’s such a great example of his words. Be the change you want to see in the world.
You can’t change anyone else. You can only change your reaction to others, your beliefs about yourself and the world around you.
How often do you find yourself saying, “If only my wife (husband, children, boss, parents or whoever) would change life would be so much better for me.” It’s a very common syndrome – change others to find peace and happiness.
When you find yourself wishing someone else would change, think about what it is you think you’ll get if they do change. Happiness? Peace? Love? Relief from guilt? Contentment? Success?
How many times have you wished someone would change so you’d be happier and then when they do, you realize you aren’t happier at all?
Is it all coming together now? Are you getting that happiness doesn’t come from someone else?
That’s right. We are responsible for connecting to our own happiness, peace, love, success, security, contentment. We are born knowing these feelings. Somewhere along the line life teaches us to forget that innate connection.
It’s up to us to remember who we are, to reconnect to the joy, love, peace, passion. wisdom, success, security, compassion and vision that is our birthright.
Next time you find yourself wishing someone else would change, ask yourself what feeing you’re looking for and then look inside to see what you can change to connect to it.
It’s like looking in a mirror – what you see in the world is what you’re feeling inside.
And if you want the world to change, make the changes you want to see.
With love and kindness
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