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Be the change you wish to see in the world

Change is the only constant in human lives and their surroundings. The evolution from a primitive species to a modern day man all went through a vast transformation. Even the climatic and geographical condition went through several changes and is still going on.

Changes in the life of an individual are inevitable even if he does not wish for it. The world has been through numerous difficulties and miseries of war, natural calamities and many more. People are suffering from a different crisis in various parts of the world. They always pray for a change of condition. But it must be remembered that in order to look for changes in the surroundings, one has to change himself from within. Thus, if a person is not certain of his outlook towards the life he will never understand the miseries and sufferings of others.

Every individual has a different perception of the society we are living in. We admire as well as rebuke certain things of society. Hence, often it is seen that people are indifferent towards situations which directly do not concern them. They remained confined into their own lives without bothering. It is to be kept in mind that they may have to face similar circumstances which may affect them as well.

Turning your back to the responsibilities you have towards the society or community can never be helpful. Facing the problem is the only option in order to overcome it. So, if everyone sits back at home and wait for others to take action, there can never be any change. Everyone can make a difference in order to change the world around. But, that doesn’t mean one has to shout out about his demands on roads. It is not the work of an individual to bring changes in the world.

Be the voice of the voiceless. Raise your voice against any injustice you experienced. Be compassionate towards the destitute and stand by them. By bringing changes in one’s inner self, an individual can set an example for others to follow. Being kind and merciful towards the deprived can matter a lot to their lives.

Think beyond your limitation and serve the people in distress.

Be the change maker by transforming your inner personality. Set an example for others. Believe in yourself and the work you do. The courage and strength for making any kind of changes lie within you. The thoughts and actions of a person not only affect his life but also of people surrounding him. Work with love and compassion towards others around you. Stand for the helpless at the time of their needs. Everyone wishes for a peaceful atmosphere. In order to find peace, every individual needs to keep calm and have peace in his own mind.

A single man cannot end the miseries of all, but by supporting them at the time of crisis can create a lot of difference in their lives. Become an inspiration for others to create a better world to live in.

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Isn’t it time that we move beyond religion and rules and belief into honest spirituality which is based on personal experience? Religion offers community which feels comforting and guidelines for behavior which build character. But true spirituality requires an adult’s presence to her own experience. Thinking about what an authority tells us is, at best, a jumping off point for us to assume our own authority.

Developing your personal spirituality means that you choose to participate with Life as an adult. You own your responsibility not only for your behavior but for your thoughts and for conflicts lying just below your awareness. You know that at your core you are a spiritual being having a human experience. You accept that this lifetime is a gift for you to learn some truths and, wisely, you surrender. You know that change is constant and you release your hold on everything, appreciating in this moment what you have been given but not demanding that it continue.

The emphasis is on attending. What am I supposed to learn from this frustration? What is my lesson in losing what I had loved? How am I gifted by the obstacles that block my hoped-for path? We pay attention to the details of our lives in a non-proprietary way.

Through our surrender we see pattern in our experience. We learn to listen to Life and to trust its tugs. We notice that we are asked to submit and to receive. We practice presence. We experience everything, inside and outside, and we release it. We practice gratitude, especially for what we don’t like. ‘Thank you for the opportunity to learn patience while I sit at this red light.’ ‘Thank you for showing me the part of myself I hate in another whom I find irritating.’

A Spirituality of Your Own

And we notice that the details of the day lead us deeper within ourselves. When we pay attention to what happens to us, we are led to what happens within us. We learn more by observing than by attempting to direct.

When we appreciate the unity of the outside world and the inside world, then we truly experience our own spirituality. Spirituality is oneness. It isn’t light and joy and beauty and otherworldly music. It’s the baby crying and the cat messing on the new carpet and the car that stops on the freeway and the job that doesn’t materialize. And it’s saying, “Yes, thank you. Now show me the next step.”

When we embrace our spirituality we say “Yes” to everything that happens because we know that we are one with everything. Our lifetime is not an opportunity to run our will. We are not on earth to see what we can make of ourselves. When we accept Life as an adventure and know that we are the students, then we open to learn. Openness, attention, and surrender are the hallmarks of a mature spirituality.

About Author -

Ruth Cherry, PhD

Ruth is the author of Living in the Flow: Practicing Vibrational Alignment, Accepting Unconditional Love, Transformation Workbook, and Open Your Heart.

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